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mother-of-pearl (not comparable)
the hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells
- (noun) pearl
- “mother-of-pearl” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.
- “mother-of-pearl” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
- "mother-of-pearl" in On-line Medical Dictionary, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997–2005.
- "mother-of-pearl" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.