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pearl

noun uk   /pɜːl/ us    /pɝːl/
[C or U] a small, round object, usually white, that forms around a grain of sand inside the shell of a sea creature, especially an oyster . Pearls are valuable and are used to make jewellery: a string of pearls a pearl necklacepearls [plural] jewellery made from pearls: He gave her pearls for her birthday. [C] an artificially made pearl: cultured pearls [C] literary a small drop of liquid: There were pearls of dew on the grass. [U] the white shiny colour of pearl or a pale colour [U] →  mother-of-pearl : pearl buttons
Translations of “pearl”
in Korean 진주…
in Arabic لؤْلؤْ…
in French (de) perle (s)…
in Turkish inci…
in Italian perla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 珍珠, 人造珍珠, 液態珠狀物…
in Russian жемчуг…
in Polish perła…
in Spanish perla…
in Portuguese pérola…
in German die Perle, Perlen-……
in Catalan perla…
in Japanese 真珠, パール…
in Chinese (Simplified) 珍珠, 人造珍珠, 液态珠状物…
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