Definitions for nacreˈneɪ kər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: mother-of-pearl. 1
Origin of nacre:
1590–1600, < ML nacrum, nacer < It naccara drum, nacre < Ar naqqārah drum
the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl.
A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl.
Origin: From nacre, from nacchara, perhaps from نقر.
a pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most perfect in the mother-of-pearl. [Written also nacker and naker.] See Pearl, and Mother-of-pearl