Origin of nacre
Examples from the Web for nacre
The value of the pearl is based on the brilliancy of the nacre, the size, and the form.
The specimens collected by Mr. Schoolcraft, vary much in the color of the nacre.
The nacre of the columella and within the aperture is bluish-green, and the operculum is rich olive.
If any one ask: Has not the self-conscious entity that underlies the illusion about nacre, &c., knowledge only for its nature?The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
Nacre is the hard and brilliant substance with which the valves of certain shells are lined in the interior.The Ocean World:
- the technical name for mother-of-pearl
Word Origin and History for nacre
1590s, "type of shellfish that yields mother-of-pearl," from Middle French nacre (14c.), from Italian naccaro (now nacchera), possibly from Arabic naqur "hunting horn" (from nakara "to hollow out"), in reference to the shape of the mollusk shell. Meaning "mother-of-pearl" is from 1718.
- See mother-of-pearl.