Meaning of “mother-of-pearl” in the English Dictionary

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"mother-of-pearl" in British English

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mother-of-pearlnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmʌð.ə.rəvˈpɜːl/ us /ˌmʌð.ɚ.əvˈpɝːl/

(Definition of “mother-of-pearl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mother-of-pearl" in American English

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mother-of-pearlnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmʌð·ər·əvˈpɜrl/

a hard, shiny, white substance inside the shells of some sea animals that is used for decoration

(Definition of “mother-of-pearl” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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