Mother-of-pearl

Definition of Mother-of-pearl

Moth´er-of-pearl`
n.1.(Zool.) The hard, iridescent, pearly internal layer of several kinds of shells, esp. of pearl oysters, river mussels, and the abalone shells; nacre. See Pearl.

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nacre, shell
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