[muhth -er-uh v-purl] /ˈmʌð ər əvˈpɜrl/
a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.; nacre.
of or having the qualities of mother-of-pearl, as being iridescent or pearly:
a hard iridescent substance, mostly calcium carbonate, that forms the inner layer of the shells of certain molluscs, such as the oyster. It is used to make buttons, inlay furniture, etc Also called nacre, related adjective nacreous
The hard, smooth, pearly layer on the inside of certain seashells, such as abalones and certain oysters. It is used to make buttons and jewelry. Also called nacre.
- 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
- Mother of satan
noun 1. an informal name for TATP