Mabe-pearl meaning

mäbē, mä-bā
A cultured pearl grown in such a way as to impart a flat-backed, hemispherical shape.
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Origin of mabe-pearl

  • Japanese mabe penguin wing oyster (Magnavicula penguin syn. Pteria penguin), the species in which such pearls were first cultivated

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition