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nacre

[ ney-ker ]
/ ˈneɪ kər /
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noun
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Origin of nacre

1590–1600; <Medieval Latin nacrum, nacer, variant of nacara<Old Italian naccara kind of drum, nacre <Arabic naqqārah drum
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British Dictionary definitions for nacre

nacre
/ (ˈneɪkə) /

noun
the technical name for mother-of-pearl

Derived forms of nacre

nacred, adjective

Word Origin for nacre

C16: via French from Old Italian naccara, from Arabic naqqārah shell, drum
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Scientific definitions for nacre

nacre
[ nākər ]

See mother-of-pearl.
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