any of several cephalopod molluscs of the genus Nautilus, esp N. pompilius, of warm and tropical seas, having a partitioned pale pearly external shell with brown stripes Also called chambered nautilus Compare paper nautilus
- Pearly queen
noun 1. the female London costermonger whose ceremonial clothes display the most lavish collection of pearl buttons See also pearly (sense 4)
noun 1. See under . [rey-zer-fish] /ˈreɪ zərˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) razorfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) razorfishes. 1. any of several wrasses of the genus Hemipteronatus having a compressed, sharp-edged head, as H. novacula (pearly razorfish) of the West Indies and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Pearly tubercle
pearly tubercle pearl·y tubercle (pûr’lē) n. See milium.
noun 1. white and lustrous as a pearl. 2. pearly whites, Slang. .