Pearly vs Nacre - What's the difference?

pearly | nacre |


As nouns the difference between pearly and nacre

is that pearly is (uncountable|uncommon|dated) a pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue while nacre is (obsolete) a shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl.

As a adjective pearly

is of a pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue.

pearly

English

Noun

  • (uncountable, uncommon, dated) A pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue.
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  • (countable, British, especially in plural) tooth
  • Adjective

    (er)
  • Of a pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue.
  • Derived terms

    * pearliness * pearly nautilus * pearly everlasting * Pearly Gates * pearly king * pearly penile papules * pearly queen * pearly whites

    See also

    * chambered nautilus *

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    nacre

    English

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl.
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  • The shell-fish called a Nacre , liveth even so with the Pinnotere, which is a little creature like unto a Crabfish.
  • A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl.
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