pearl

Pearls form when foreign particles are covered by organic tissue, called nacre, or mother-of-pearl, in the shells of certain molluscs. A wild or true pearl occurs naturally, whereas a cultured pearl forms around an artificially implanted particle. Pearls vary in colour according to the habitat of the mollusc, ranging from shades of pink to black. T …...

Pearl

A lamp with a frosted, translucent envelope, giving a softer more diffuse light.

Pearl

A natural gemstone formed when a oyster is irritated by a substance that gets into its shell. If the irritation is a naturally occurring grain of sand, it is an Oriental pearl. If it is produced by purposefully inserting a mother-of-pearl bead, a cultured pearl is formed.
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pearl

[adj] - relating to or resembling or made of or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl 2. [n] - a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster 3. [v] - gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
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Pearl

A natural pearl by definition, whereas cultured pearls should be referred to as ‘cultured pearl` However, as cultured pearls now make up over 95% of world pearl production, it has become common to use the term ‘pearl` to refer to cultured pearls.
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Pearl

Pearl noun A fringe or border. [ Obsolete] -- transitive verb To fringe; to border. [ Obsolete] See Purl . Pearl stitch . See Purl stitch , under Purl .
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Pearl

Pearl adjective Of or pertaining to pearl or pearls; made of pearls, or of mother-of-pearl.
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Pearl

Pearl transitive verb 1. To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively. 2. To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl barley.
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Pearl

Pearl intransitive verb 1. To resemble pearl or pearls. 2. To give or hunt for pearls; as, to go pearling .
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pearl

1. <marine biology, zoology> 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 aro...
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pearl

noun a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
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pearl

(purl) a smooth lustrous deposit found in certain mollusks, valued as a gem. something resembling this structure, either because of being round and hard or because of being considered valuable. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of asthma. ...
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Pearl

• (n.) A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing some liquid for medicinal application, as ether. • (n.) Nacre, or mother-of-pearl. • (v. t.) To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively. • (n.) A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, fou...
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Pearl

(from the article `English literature`) ...poems called Patience and Purity (or Cleanness), and an elegiac dream vision known as Pearl, all miraculously preserved in a single manuscript ...
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pearl

concretion formed by a mollusk consisting of the same material (called nacre, or mother-of-pearl) as the mollusk`s shell. It is a highly valued ... [10 related articles]
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pearl

Type: Term Pronunciation: pĕrl Definitions: 1. A concretion formed around a grain of sand or other foreign body within the shell of certain mollusks. 2. One of a number of small tough masses, mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma. Synonyms: keratin pearl
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Pearl

[color] The color pearl is a pale tint of off-white. It is a representation of the average color of a pearl.{dubious|date=October 2011} The first recorded use of pearl as a color name in English was in 1604. ==Pearl in human culture== Interior Design Religion ...
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Pearl

[radio play] Pearl is a 1978 radio play by award-winning English playwright John Arden. Set in England in the 1640s, the play concerns a young Irish political operative named Pearl, who, with playwright Tom Backhouse, attempts to sway the political climate in favor of the British Parliament, as part of a plan to achieve Irish sovereignty. =...
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Pearl

[given name] Pearl is a primarily feminine given name derived from the English word pearl, a hard, roundish object produced within the soft tissue of a living, shelled mollusk. Pearls are commonly used in jewelry-making. The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June. Pearls have been associated with innocence and modesty. Because it com...
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Pearl

Pearl is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Pearl

Pearl, Chin. Zhujiang, river, 110 mi (177 km) long, S Guangdong prov., S China. Formed at Guangzhou by the confluence of the Xi and Bei rivers, it flows E then S past Guangzhou and Huangpu island to form a large estuary between Hong Kong and Macao. The river links Guangzhou to Hong Kong and the Sout...
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pearl

pearl, hard, rounded secretion formed inside the shell of certain mollusks, used as a gem. It is secreted by the epithelial cells of the mantle, a curtain of tissue between the shell and body mass, and is deposited in successive layers around an irritating object—usually a parasite in the case...
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Pearl

Pearl, river, 485 mi (781 km) long, rising in E Miss. and flowing S to Lake Borgne, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico; its lower section (116 mi/187 km) forms the Miss.-La. boundary. Above Jackson, Miss., the Pearl's largest city, is Ross Barnett Reservoir, one of the state's chief water-storage areas.
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Pearl

A pearl is a lustrous concretion produced by certain bivalve molluscs (muscles and oysters) and valued as a gem. Pearls consist almost entirely of nacre, which is the substance forming the inner layers of the mollusc shells. Nacre, known as mother-of-pearl, is composed primarily of aragonite crystals. The pearl is an abnormal growth resulting from ...
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pearl

Shiny, hard, rounded abnormal growth composed of nacre (or mother-of-pearl), a chalky substance. Nacre is secreted by many molluscs, and deposited in thin layers on the inside of the shell around a parasite, a grain of sand, or some other irritant body. After several years of the mantle (the layer of tissue between the shell and the body ma...
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