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margaritaceous

[ mahr-ger-i-tey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. resembling mother-of-pearl; pearly.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of margaritaceous1

From the New Latin word margarītāceus, dating back to 1820–30. See margarite, -aceous

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