pearly king

noun

the male London costermonger whose ceremonial clothes display the most lavish collection of pearl buttonsSee also pearly (def. 4)

Nearby words

  1. pearlstein,
  2. pearlstein, philip,
  3. pearlwort,
  4. pearly,
  5. pearly gates,
  6. pearly nautilus,
  7. pearly queen,
  8. pearly razorfish,
  9. pearly tubercle,
  10. pearly white

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