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[ney-ker] /ˈneɪ kər/ noun 1. . /ˈneɪkə/ noun 1. the technical name for mother-of-pearl n. 1590s, “type of shellfish that yields mother-of-pearl,” from Middle French nacre (14c.), from Italian naccaro (now nacchera), possibly from Arabic naqur “hunting horn” (from nakara “to hollow out”), in reference to the shape of the mollusk shell. Meaning “mother-of-pearl” is […]
[ney-kree-uh s] /ˈneɪ kri əs/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. resembling ; lustrous; pearly. /ˈneɪkrɪəs/ adjective 1. relating to or consisting of mother-of-pearl 2. having the lustre of mother-of-pearl: nacreous minerals adj. “resembling nacre,” 1807, from nacre + -ous. nacreous na·cre·ous (nā’krē-əs) adj. Resembling mother-of-pearl; lustrous.