a city on S Oahu, in central Hawaii.
noun 1. a two-ply mercerized cotton thread used chiefly in handweaving and needlework.
noun 1. a slender iridescent tropical cyprinid, Brachydanio albolineatus, from parts of southeast Asia: a popular freshwater aquarium fish.
noun 1. a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.
[purl] /pɜrl/ noun 1. a smooth, rounded bead formed within the shells of certain mollusks and composed of the mineral aragonite or calcite in a matrix, deposited in concentric layers as a protective coating around an irritating foreign object: valued as a gem when lustrous and finely colored. Compare . 2. something resembling this, as […]