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  1. pearl

    • IPA[pəːl]

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    • n.
      a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusc and highly prized as a gem;an artificial imitation of a pearl.
    • v.
      form drops resembling pearls;make bluish-grey or white in a way reminscent of a pearl
    • noun: pearl, plural noun: pearls

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusc and highly prized as a gem:

      a linen garment decorated with pearls

      necklaces of amethyst and pearl

    • 2. an artificial imitation of a pearl.
    • 3. a necklace of pearls:

      tweeds look traditional teamed with twinset and pearls

    • 4. something resembling a pearl:

      the sweat stood in pearls along his forehead

    • 5. short for mother-of-pearl
    • 6. a very pale bluish grey or white colour like that of a pearl:

      her dress was a lovely pearl grey

    • 7. a person or thing of great rarity and worth:

      these things are pearls amidst the everyday

      every child is a precious pearl and deserves to be treated as such

    • v.
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    • 1. form drops resembling pearls:

      raindrops pearled on water-soaked windowpanes

    • 2. make bluish-grey or white in a way reminscent of a pearl:

      sunset pearled the sky above the hills

      the peaked hills were blue and pearled with clouds

    • adj. adorned with pearls:

    • we saw her pearled like the Queen

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    • adj. adorned with pearls:

    • we saw her pearled like the Queen

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    • n. the activity or occupation of diving or fishing for pearl oysters:

    • pearling was an exciting yet dangerous occupation

      the pearling industry

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    • n. the activity or occupation of diving or fishing for pearl oysters:

    • pearling was an exciting yet dangerous occupation

      the pearling industry

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    • ph. a river in southern China that flows from Guangzhou (Canton) south to the South China Sea and forms part of the delta of the Xi River. Its lower reaches widen to form the Pearl River estuary, an inlet between Hong Kong and Macao.

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    • IPA[pərl]

    美式

    • n.
      a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem:
    • a linen garment decorated with pearls

      necklaces of amethyst and pearl

    • v.
      form drops resembling pearls:
    • raindrops pearled on water-soaked windowpanes

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    • IPA[pəːl]

    英式

    • n.
      another term for picot

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    • IPA[pərl]

    美式

    • n.
      another term for picot

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    • a city in central Mississippi, just east of Jackson; population 24,400 (est. 2008).

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