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pearlescent

[per-les-uh nt]
adjective
  1. having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl; nacreous: healthy skin with a pearlescent glow.
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Origin of pearlescent

1945–50; pearl1 + -escent, on the model of iridescent, opalescent, etc.
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