a medicinal capsule that resembles a pearl in shape.

Origin of perle

1885–90; < French: literally, pearl1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of perle

  • Item a goodlie devise for her neke set with stone and perle.

  • "I should think I do," said the lady of the Rue de la Perle.

    Cousin Pons

    Honore de Balzac

  • The body of a mason who had been killed by a gun-shot lay in the Rue de la Perle.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • We arrived at the river A La Perle at three o'clock and camped for the night having traveled seventeen and a half miles.

  • Those convict musicians were playing Perle d'Italie, as I bring to mind: a faded but graceful melody.