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meanings of pearl
A fringe or border.
A jewel or gem.
The size of type between diamond and agate, standardized as 5-point.
A whitish speck or film on the eye.
Nacre, or mother-of-pearl.
One of the circle of tubercles which form the bur on a deer's antler.
A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Round lustrous pearls are used in jewellery.
A light-colored tern.
A fish allied to the turbot; the brill.
A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing liquid for e.g. medicinal application.
To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl.
To hunt for pearls.
To cause to resemble pearls in shape; to make into small round grains.
To resemble pearl or pearls.
To cause to resemble pearls in lustre or iridescence.
To dig the nose of one's surfboard into the water, often on takeoff.
A female given name from English.
Various Pearl Rivers, particularly the major river of Guangdong in China.