Associations to the word «Nacreous»


NACREOUS, adjective. Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl).
NACREOUS, adjective. Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.
NACREOUS CLOUD, noun. Polar stratospheric cloud

Dictionary definition

NACREOUS, adjective. Consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl.
NACREOUS, adjective. 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".

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