HyperDic: mother-of-pearl

English > 1 sense of the word mother-of-pearl:
NOUNsubstancemother-of-pearl, nacrethe iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
English > mother-of-pearl: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell.
Synonymnacre
BroadershellThe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Spanishmadreperla, nácar
Catalannacre

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