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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)-