from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pintadina or pearl-oyster.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There, under the dark waters, stretched the pintadine bank, an inexhaustible field of pearls, the length of which is more than twenty miles.
"But," I continued, "the particular mollusc which secretes the pearl is the pearl-oyster, the meleagrina margaritiferct, that precious pintadine.