Pearlies



noun

The teeth: shining those pearly whites at me (1935+)

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  • Pearling

    [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 […]

  • Pearlite

    [pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun 1. Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite. 2. Petrography. . [pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun, Petrography. 1. a volcanic glass in which concentric fractures impart a distinctive structure resembling masses of small spheroids, used as a plant growth medium. /ˈpɜːlaɪt/ […]



  • Pearlitic

    [pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun 1. Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite. 2. Petrography. . /ˈpɜːlaɪt/ noun 1. the lamellar structure in carbon steels and some cast irons that consists of alternate plates of pure iron and iron carbide 2. a variant spelling of […]

  • Pearlized

    [pur-lahyzd] /ˈpɜr laɪzd/ adjective 1. resembling or made to resemble mother-of-pearl; iridescent: pearlized buttons. /ˈpɜːlaɪzd/ adjective 1. having or given a pearly lustre: a pearlized lipstick



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