nacreous


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na·cre

 (nā′kər)
[French, from Old French nacle, from Old Italian naccaro, drum, nacre, from Arabic naqqāra, small drum, from naqara, to bore, pierce; see nqr in Semitic roots.]

na′cred (-kərd), na′cre·ous (-krē-əs) adj.

nacreous

(ˈneɪkrɪəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) relating to or consisting of mother-of-pearl
2. (Minerals) having the lustre of mother-of-pearl: nacreous minerals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nacreous - consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
2.nacreous - having a play of lustrous rainbow colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
Translations

nacreous

[ˈneɪkrɪəs] ADJnacarino, nacarado, de nácar

nacreous

adjperlmutterartig, Perlmutt(er)-
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It was one of those rare afternoons when all the thickness and shadow of London are changed to a kind of shining, pulsing, special atmosphere; when the smoky vapors become fluttering golden clouds, nacreous veils of pink and amber; when all that bleakness of gray stone and dullness of dirty brick trembles in aureate light, and all the roofs and spires, and one great dome, are floated in golden haze.
Mottled, nacreous throat of the dove at her throat, hope and betrayal in the book to be published-- only poems, just paper.
penguin and on the other hand, mabe seeding, which needs more nacreous area in the shell, can be started later as indicated by Libini et al.
These include a private collection of 15th Century Venezuelan pearls, Nacreous and Non-Nacreous natural pearls, Ethiopian emeralds, natural Bahraini pearl necklaces, a unique renaissance era necklace, a unique spinel and diamond ring designed by the late award winning designer James Currens and a superb melo pearl, diamond and Montana sapphire brooch both from a private collection.
Also known as nacreous clouds, they form at altitudes of 20-30 kilometers at very low temperatures (about -95[degrees]F), and because of their slimness are generally only visible before sunrise or after sunset.
Iridescence can be readily appreciated in peacock feathers (B), nacreous shells (C), and beetle exoskeletons (C inset).
In recent years, Al Qadiri has experimented with a type of nacreous spectral radiance across different media, a visual and material effect that links pearls to oil, the region's two major sources of wealth in the twentieth century.
if we were allowed to paint that tree which had appeared with crimson, which at that moment seemed to be bright red, then why not translate, through exaggerations, the impressions that justify the metaphors of the poets: to state the curve of a magnificent shoulder until it reaches deformation, to intensify the nacreous candour of a complexion, to stiffen a geometry of unmoved branches?
Experts have nicknamed cloud formations like this"fire rainbows" or "rainbow clouds", however they're scientific names are nacreous, mother-of-pearl or iridescent clouds.
The iridescent nacreous clouds - considered rare as they are usually found only in very cool air - come from ice crystals refracting the sun's rays.
They said the pink, green, purple and orange formations were actually down to cloud formations known as nacreous, or polar, stratospheric clouds.