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[mahr-gar-ik, -gahr-] /mɑrˈgær ɪk, -ˈgɑr-/

pearly; resembling a pearl.
of or resembling pearl

1819, from French margarique (Chevreul), from Greek margaron “pearl” + -ic. Obsolete in science.


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