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margaric

[mahr-gar-ik, -gahr-]
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adjective
  1. pearly; resembling a pearl.
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margaric

margaritic

adjective
  1. of or resembling pearl

Word Origin

C19: from Greek margaron pearl
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Word Origin and History for margaric

adj.

1819, from French margarique (Chevreul), from Greek margaron "pearl" + -ic. Obsolete in science.

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