Mother-of-pearl definitions

mŭth'ər-əv-pûrl'
Of mother-of-pearl.
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The hard, pearly internal layer of certain marine shells, as of the pearl oyster or abalone, which is used in the arts, in making pearl buttons, etc.
noun
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The pearly internal layer of certain mollusk shells, used to make decorative objects.
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The hard, smooth, pearly layer on the inside of certain seashells, such as abalones and certain oysters. It is used to make buttons and jewelry.
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Made from or looking like mother-of-pearl; iridescent or pearly.
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The hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells; nacre.
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