a lustrous, silvery-white substance obtained from the scales of certain fishes or derived synthetically, as from mercuric chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of simulated pearls and as a pigment in lacquer (pearl lacquer)
[purl-ahy] /ˈpɜrlˌaɪ/ noun, plural pearleyes (especially collectively) pearleye. 1. any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Scopelarchidae, having large, hooked teeth on the tongue, telescopic , and an iridescent patch on each tube.
[purl-fish] /ˈpɜrlˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural pearlfishes (especially collectively) pearlfish. 1. any of several small of the family Carapidae, living within oysters, sea cucumbers, starfishes, etc.
noun 1. a very pale bluish gray.
noun 1. a harbor near Honolulu, on S Oahu, in Hawaii: surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base and other military installations December 7, 1941. 2. any significant or crippling defeat, betrayal, loss, etc., that comes unexpectedly. noun 1. an almost landlocked inlet of the Pacific on the S coast of the island […]