nacreous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nacre +‎ -ous

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nacreous (comparative more nacreous, superlative most nacreous)

  1. Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl).
    • 2001, Neil Gaiman, chapter 11, American gods[1], Harper Collins, page 323:
      They are covered with a smooth, safe, nacreous layer to let them slip, pearllike, from our souls without real pain.
  2. Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.

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