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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
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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/
(Definition of mother-of-pearl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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