pearly king/queen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pearly king/queennoun [C]

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Pearly ​kings and ​queens are ​particular men and women from London who have the ​right to ​dress in ​specialblackclothescovered with ​pearlbuttons, in ​order to ​collectmoney for charity.
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