from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pearl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Set or adorned with pearls, or with anything resembling pearls.
  • Resembling pearls.
  • Having a border of or trimmed with pearl-edge.
  • Blotched.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Usually labelled pearled barley -- barley with part of its fibrous hull stripped away -- it's in your market along with the dried beans and grains.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Some Kind of Miracle

  • When the hominy has had the hulls removed by a machine, it is called pearled hominy.


  • The "pearled" as applied to the spider's thread gives an intimation of the effect produced by dew on the thread, but there is also the suggestion of tears upon the thread work woven by the hands of the girl.

    Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn

  • But the ornamental leafage is different from ordinary Brugeois, inasmuch as it is "pearled" along the central veins, and is not symmetrical.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • Whole grains - These grains, such as pearled barley and oatmeal, are loaded with fiber, potassium, magnesium, chromium, omega-3 fatty acids and folate.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • With pearl barley, not only has the hull been removed, but the remaining grain has also been polished or "pearled" to some degree.

    The World's Healthiest Foods

  • The outside of the Volvo was pearled with dew, but the heater warmed up fast, and Cara drove down the quiet streets with the hot air blasting her feet.


  • Freshly plowed by a rhinestone stiletto and dripping pearled entrails...

    G. Roger Denson: MoMA and AA Bronson Present "Queer Cinema: Today and Yesterday"

  • He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.

    Chapter 14

  • Down dropped the black-blue robes, gray-pearled, and slipped, leaving a filmy, silken, misty thing, and underneath I glimpsed her limb of utter light.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.