the Mother of Parliaments, the British Parliament: the model and creator of many other Parliaments
[muhth -er-uh v-purl] /ˈmʌð ər əvˈpɜrl/ noun 1. a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.; nacre. adjective 2. of or having the qualities of mother-of-pearl, as being iridescent or pearly: mother-of-pearl buttons. noun 1. a hard iridescent substance, mostly calcium carbonate, that forms […]
- Mother-of-pearl cloud
noun 1. .
- Mother-of-pearl glass
noun 1. . noun 1. an American art glassware having colored glass set into indentations in a thickness of opaque glass, the whole covered with clear glass and etched slightly with acid.
- Mother-of-pearl moth
noun 1. a pyralid moth, Pleuroptya ruralis, having a pale sheen, that is often seen around nettles, on which its green larvae feed