Definitions of nacre

  1. the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Having the peculiar iridescence of nacre, or mother-of-pearl, or an iridescence resembling it; as, nacre ware. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Mother-of-pearl. Also, nacker. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A white brilliant matter which forms the interior of several shells. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Nacreous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Mother-of-pearl; a beautiful iridescent substance, which lines the interior of shells. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The beautiful iridescent substance forming the inner covering of the shell of the pearl-mussel or oyster, called mother-of-pearl. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. n[=a]'kr, n. mother-of-pearl.--adj. iridescent.--adj. N[=A]'CREOUS, consisting of nacre: having a pearly lustre. [Fr.,--Ar. nak[=i]r, hollowed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Margaritaceous. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  11. Pinna or sea-pen; (shellfish yielding) mother-o-pearl. Hence nacreous, nacrous, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. [Fr.] The hard lustrous internal layer of shells. See Mother-of-pearl. Adj., Nacreous. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. [French] Mother-of-pearl;—the inner part of shells of the genus Pentadinas, found chiefly in the Indian seas. Cabinet Dictionary

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