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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Definitions for margaritaceous

  1. resembling mother-of-pearl; pearly.

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Citations for margaritaceous
The species of this genus may be better known by the margaritaceous or pearly hues of their delicate mostly yellow, or pale straw-colored wings, which are in general rather faintly streaked with transverse lines ... James Francis Stephens, Illustrations of British Entomology, 1834
In a minute fossil-shell of this last species, not larger than a small pin's head ... the original margaritaceous lustre still exists ... James Parkinson, Organic Remains of a Former World, Volume 3, 1811
Origin of margaritaceous
1820-1830
Margaritaceous is related to the term margarite, which dates back to Old English with the meaning "pearl."