mother-of-pearl Meaning in the Cambridge 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   /-ɚ.əvˈpɝːl/
a ​smooth, hard ​substanceforming a ​layer inside the ​shells of some ​seacreatures. It is ​white but also ​seems to ​shine with different ​colours, and is used to make ​buttons and for ​decoration.
(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, ​whitesubstance inside the ​shells of some ​seaanimals that is used for ​decoration
(Definition of mother-of-pearl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mother-of-pearl”
in Chinese (Simplified) 珠母层,珍珠母…
in Chinese (Traditional) 珠母層,珍珠母…
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