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Pearl meaning

pearl - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. A fringe or border.
  2. 2. To fringe; to border.
  3. 3. A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother- of- pearl. Pearls which are round, or nearly round, and of fine luster, are highly esteemed as jewels, and compare in value with the precious stones.
  4. 4. Hence, figuratively, something resembling a pearl; something very precious.
  5. 5. Nacre, or mother- of- pearl.
  6. 6. A fish allied to the turbot; the brill.
  7. 7. A light- colored tern.
  8. 8. One of the circle of tubercles which form the bur on a deer's antler.
  9. 9. A whitish speck or film on the eye.
  10. 10. A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing some liquid for medicinal application, as ether.
  11. 11. A size of type, between agate and diamond.
  12. 12. To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother- of- pearl. Used also figuratively.
  13. 13. To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl barley.
  14. 14. To resemble pearl or pearls.
  15. 15. To give or hunt for pearls; as, to go pearling.
  16. 16. Beautiful white concretion found in shell- fish; anything precious, or like a pearl.
  17. 17. Pearly.

pearl - examples of usage

  1. There are two other wholesale Pearl Markets in Shanghai that are worth a stop if you're a real pearl-a-holic.
  2. So this was the Rose Pearl- the unattainable! - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. Skag was realising what it would have meant to him, if Cadman had failed; so he asked- vaguely- something about the Rose- pearl. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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