a two-ply mercerized cotton thread used chiefly in handweaving and needlework.
/ˈpɛələˌmʊn/ noun 1. (South African) another name for abalone
[pur-lis] /ˈpɜr lɪs/ noun 1. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 310 sq. mi. (803 sq. km). Capital: Kangar. /ˈpɛəlɪs; ˈpɜː-/ noun 1. a state of NW Peninsular Malaysia, on the Andaman Sea: a dependency of Thailand until 1909. Capital: Kangar. Pop: 204 450 (2000). Area: 810 sq km (313 sq miles)
[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/ noun 1. a variety of obsidian consisting of masses of small pearly globules: used as a filler, insulator, and soil conditioner
[purl-muh n] /ˈpɜrl mən/ noun 1. Itzhak [ee-tsahk,, it-zahk] /ˈi tsɑk,, ˈɪt zɑk/ (Show IPA), born 1945, U.S. violinist, born in Israel. /ˈpɜːlmən/ noun 1. Itzhak (ˈɪtzæk). born 1945, Israeli violinist; plays seated because of polio