from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a pearly luster or gloss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pearl-like, either in color or luster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having an iridescent pearl-like surface, giving a play of lustrous rainbowlike colors; nacreous; pearlaceous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a play of lustrous rainbow colors


C 1935 pearl +‎ -escent (Wiktionary)



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