See also: nacré
nacre (plural nacres)
- (obsolete) A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl. [16th-19th c.]
- The shell-fish called a Nacre, liveth even so with the Pinnotere, which is a little creature like unto a Crabfish […].
- 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.
pearly substance on the interior of shells — see mother-of-pearl
nacre f (plural nacres)
- mother-of-pearl (the hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “nacre” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
nacre m (plural nacres)