Definitions for nacreous-kri əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•creˈneɪ kər(n.)

  1. Category: Jewelry

    Ref: mother-of-pearl. 1

Origin of nacre:

1590–1600, < ML nacrum, nacer < It naccara drum, nacre < Ar naqqārah drum

na′cre•ous-kri əs(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nacreous(adj)

    consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl

  2. iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent(adj)

    having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

    "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"


  1. nacreous(Adjective)

    Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl).

  2. nacreous(Adjective)

    Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nacreous(adj)

    consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly


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