- white and lustrous as a pearl.
- pearly whites, Slang. teeth.
Origin of pearly white
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for pearly white
Placed on the surface of flesh this way, it changes it to a pearly-white, solid surface.The Social Gangster
Arthur B. Reeve
Dull leaden fogbanks dimming the distant horizon had blended into a pearly-white sky.Caleb West, Master Diver
F. Hopkinson Smith
It was lined with down and held four perfect eggs, pearly-white and flecked with heavy brown and black spots.
It was only a flat platform of dry sticks in a spruce tree, and held two pearly-white eggs.
The under side of the wings in the female is pearly-white, marked with bright orange-yellow at the base of the primaries.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland