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pearl essence


noun

a lustrous, silvery-white substance obtained from the scales of certain fishes or derived synthetically, as from mercuric chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of simulated pearls and as a pigment in lacquer (pearl lacquer).

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Nearby words

pearl barley, pearl blue, pearl city, pearl danio, pearl diver, pearl essence, pearl gray, pearl grey, pearl harbor, pearl hominy, pearl millet

Origin of pearl essence

First recorded in 1920–25
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