The shells are nacreous within, and the animal, with its rows of waving cirri upon each side, is very suggestive of Trochus.
He abominated the nacreous flesh tones of Titian, Correggio, or Rubens.
It is an essentially beautiful and satisfying contribution to modern painting, this nacreous cubism of Marie Laurencin.
Inside it is white and nacreous, with a large brown area under the apex.
In mineralogy, nacreous carbonate of lime, from its whiteness and silvery lustre.
Within the aperture the surface is nacreous and greenish in tint; the last whorl is drawn in, like gathers, at the suture.
Strands of nacreous spheres reflected a soft radiance from the lamp; luster of cream-colored satin.
Moth′er-of-pearl′, the nacreous internal layer of the shells of several molluscs, esp.
The interior is nacreous, and of a greenish colour, with a white patch round the columella.
Her boreal bloom doth win Our eyes to feasting rare On rich delight of nacreous skin, And a wealth of whiteness fair.
nacreous na·cre·ous (nā'krē-əs)
Resembling mother-of-pearl; lustrous.