nacre

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From Middle French nacre, from Late Latin nacchara, perhaps from Arabic نقر (naqqāra).

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nacre (plural nacres)

Nacre.
  1. (obsolete) A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      The shell-fish called a Nacre, liveth even so with the Pinnotere, which is a little creature like unto a Crabfish [...].
  2. A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl. [from 17th c.]
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
      On a little table of dark perfumed wood thickly encrusted with nacre, [] was lying a note from Lord Henry, and beside it was a book bound in yellow paper, the cover slightly torn and the edges soiled.

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nacre f (plural nacres)

  1. mother-of-pearl (the hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells)

Verb[edit]

nacre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nacrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of nacrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of nacrer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of nacrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of nacrer

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nacre m (plural nacres)

  1. nacre (shellfish)
    • 1608, Histoire du monde... mis en français par Antoine Dupinet, Chapter 42, page 490
      Les Nacres aussi sont de la race des poissons à escailles.