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ˈneɪ kərnacre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mother-of-pearl, nacrenoun

    the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

Wiktionary

  1. nacrenoun

    A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl.

  2. nacrenoun

    A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl.

  3. Etymology: From nacre, from nacchara, perhaps from نقر.

Wikipedia

  1. Nacre

    Nacre ( NAY-kər, also NAK-rə), also known as mother of pearl, is an organic–inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also the material of which pearls are composed. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Nacre is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusc shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls. The outer layer of cultured pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Other mollusc families that have a nacreous inner shell layer include marine gastropods such as the Haliotidae, the Trochidae and the Turbinidae.

ChatGPT

  1. nacre

    Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material derived from some molluscs as an inner shell layer. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent, making it valuable and often used in jewelry and ornaments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nacrenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F., cf. Sp. ncara, ncar, It. nacchera, naccaro, LL. nacara, nacrum; of Oriental origin, cf. Ar. nakr hollowed.]

Wikidata

  1. Nacre

    Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Nacre is found in some of the more ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusc shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Other mollusc families that have a nacreous inner shell layer include marine gastropods such as the Haliotidae, the Trochidae and the Turbinidae.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nacre

    nā′kr, n. mother-of-pearl.—adj. iridescent.—adj. Nā′creous, consisting of nacre: having a pearly lustre. [Fr.,—Ar. nakīr, hollowed.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. nacre

    The mother-of-pearl which lines some shells, both univalve and bivalve.

Anagrams for nacre »

  1. caner

  2. Caren

  3. crane

  4. rance

  5. crena

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nacre in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nacre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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