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pearl

noun [C]
 
 
/pɜːl/
a hard, white, round object that is made inside the shell of an oyster (= a sea creature) and that is used to make jewellery: a string of pearls a pearl necklace pearl earringsJewelleryPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
Translations of “pearl”
in Arabic لؤْلؤْ…
in Korean 진주…
in Malaysian mutiara…
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 Vietnamese ngọc trai…
in Spanish perla…
in Portuguese pérola…
in Thai ไข่มุก…
in German die Perle, Perlen-……
in Catalan perla…
in Japanese 真珠, パール…
in Indonesian mutiara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 珍珠, 人造珍珠, 液态珠状物…
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