Associations to the word «Pearl»


PEARL, noun. A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Round lustrous pearls are used in jewellery.
PEARL, noun. (figuratively) Something precious.
PEARL, noun. A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing liquid for e.g. medicinal application.
PEARL, noun. Nacre, or mother-of-pearl.
PEARL, noun. A whitish speck or film on the eye.
PEARL, noun. A fish allied to the turbot; the brill.
PEARL, noun. A light-colored tern.
PEARL, noun. One of the circle of tubercles which form the bur on a deer's antler.
PEARL, noun. (uncountable) (typography) (printing) (dated) The size of type between diamond and agate, standardized as 5-point.
PEARL, noun. A fringe or border.
PEARL, noun. (obsolete) A jewel or gem.
PEARL, verb. To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively.
PEARL, verb. To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl barley.
PEARL, verb. To resemble pearl or pearls.
PEARL, verb. To give or hunt for pearls; as, to go pearling.
PEARL, verb. (surfing) to dig the nose of one's surfboard into the water, often on takeoff.
PEARL, proper noun. A female given name from the English noun pearl.
PEARL BARLEY, noun. Barley that has had the husk and bran removed.
PEARL DIVER, noun. A person who dives for pearls.
PEARL DIVER, noun. (slang) A dishwasher (person).
PEARL DIVERS, noun. Plural of pearl diver
PEARL EDGE, noun. An edge of small loops on the side of some kinds of ribbon.
PEARL EDGE, noun. A narrow kind of thread edging to be sewed on lace.
PEARL EYE, noun. (dated) (rare) cataract
PEARL GRASS, noun. Briza media, a variety of grass.
PEARL GRASS, noun. Oldenlandia corymbosa; snake tongue grass, Old World diamond-flower
PEARL GRASS, noun. Hemianthus micranthemoides
PEARL GREY, noun. A pale grey colour, tinted with blue, like that of some pearls.
PEARL GREY, adjective. Of a pale grey colour, tinted with blue, like that of some pearls.
PEARL HARBOR, proper noun. Deep water harbor on Oahu, Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR, proper noun. US Navy base at the harbor.
PEARL HARBOR, noun. A sneak attack, often using underhanded measures.
PEARL HARBOR, noun. A seminal dramatic event that unites a community and arouses it into action against an enemy.
PEARL HARBOUR, proper noun. Alternative form of Pearl Harbor
PEARL MILLET, noun. Pennisetum glaucum
PEARL MOSS, noun. Irish moss
PEARL NECKLACE, noun. A necklace made of pearls
PEARL NECKLACE, noun. A sex act whereby semen is ejaculated onto a partner's neck.
PEARL NECKLACES, noun. Plural of pearl necklace
PEARL OF WISDOM, noun. (idiomatic) (often sarcastic) A succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept.
PEARL OYSTER, noun. Any of several bivalve molluscs that are a source of pearls, but especially Pinctada margaritifera
PEARL OYSTERS, noun. Plural of pearl oyster
PEARL SHELL, noun. The pearl oyster.
PEARL SINTER, noun. Fiorite
PEARL SPAR, noun. A crystallized variety of dolomite, having a pearly lustre.
PEARL TAPIOCA, noun. Small edible balls made primarily from tapioca starch; used in bubble tea.
PEARL WEDDING, noun. A thirtieth wedding anniversary.
PEARL WEDDINGS, noun. Plural of pearl wedding
PEARL WHITE, noun. Basic bismuth nitrate, or bismuth subchloride; used chiefly as a cosmetic.
PEARL WHITE, noun. A variety of white lead blued with indigo or Berlin blue.

Dictionary definition

PEARL, noun. A smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel.
PEARL, noun. A shade of white the color of bleached bones.
PEARL, noun. A shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead".
PEARL, verb. Gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean.

Wise words

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