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Dictionary Definition

nacreous adj
1 consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
2 having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster" [syn: iridescent, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent]

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Pronunciation

\Na"cre*ous\

Adjective

  1. Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl).
  2. Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.

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