verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- pear haw,
- pear psylla,
- pear thrips,
- pear, prickly,
- pearl ash,
- pearl barley,
- pearl blue,
- pearl city,
- pearl danio
Origin of pearl1
Examples from the Web for pearler
As soon as they separated, I accosted the Pearler, and offered my services.
Cadell, who was a great friend of Jensen, was himself a pearler.
I am Cuthbert Ellison, the pearler, your husband, and I wish to be no other.The Marriage of Esther|Guy Boothby
After a while the Pearler seemed to recollect business elsewhere; he drank up his liquor, and went out, leaving us together.
The ship, which I concluded was a pearler, kept steadily on her way, and eventually disappeared below the horizon.
Word Origin for pearl
mid-13c., from Old French perle (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin perla (mid-13c.), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *pernula, diminutive of Latin perna, which in Sicily meant "pearl," earlier "sea-mussel," literally "ham, haunch, gammon," so called for the shape of the mollusk shells.
For pearls before swine, see swine. Pearl Harbor translates Hawaiian Wai Momi, literally "pearl waters," so named for the pearl oysters found there; transferred sense of "effective sudden attack" is attested from 1942 (in reference to Dec. 7, 1941).