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English Dictionary: mother-of-pearl by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mother-of-pearl
n
  1. the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell [syn: mother-of-pearl, nacre]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mother-of-pearl \Moth"er-of-pearl`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      The hard pearly internal layer of several kinds of shells,
      esp. of pearl oysters, river mussels, and the abalone shells;
      nacre. See {Pearl}.
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