margaric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French margarique (in acide margarique), ultimately from Ancient Greek μάργαρον (márgaron, pearl).

Adjective[edit]

margaric (comparative more margaric, superlative most margaric)

  1. Pertaining to pearl or pearls (rare except in designation of margaric acid).
    • 1971, Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004), page 31:
      The men in her life were all swine before whom she'd cast the margaric treasures of her mind and body.

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