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mother-of-pearlnoun [U]

uk   /ˌmʌð.ə.rəvˈpɜːl/  us   /ˌmʌð.ɚ.əvˈpɝːl/
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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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in Chinese (Simplified) 珠母层,珍珠母…
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