nacreous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, or resembling nacre (mother-of-pearl).
    • Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.
    • Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.
    • consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
    • having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
  • others:
    • composed of, resembling, or with respect to nacre or mother-of-pearl: as, a nacreous luster; a nacreous layer.
    • manufacturing or possessing nacre, as shells which have a specific luster or lustrous layer-on their internal surface.
    • In bacteriology, placed on colonies that are of a translucent, grayish-white shade with a pearly luster.

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