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Webster 1913 Edition


Nacreous

Na′cre-ous

(nā′krē̍-ŭs)
,
Adj.
[See
Nacre
.]
(Zool.)
Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nacreous

NACREOUS

,
Adj.
[see Naker.] Having a pearly luster.

Definition 2019


nacreous

nacreous

English

Adjective

nacreous (comparative more nacreous, superlative most nacreous)

  1. Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl).
    • 2001, Neil Gaiman, chapter 11, in American gods, 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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