pearl diver

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pearl diver

n.
1. A person who dives in search of mollusks containing pearls.
2. Slang One who washes dishes, especially at a restaurant.

pearl′ div`er


n.
a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pearl diver - a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearlspearl diver - a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
diver, frogman, underwater diver - someone who works underwater
Translations

pearl diver

npescatore/trice di perle
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