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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.
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nacre

(ˈneɪkə)
n
(Zoology) the technical name for mother-of-pearl
[C16: via French from Old Italian naccara, from Arabic naqqārah shell, drum]
ˈnacred adj
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moth′er-of-pearl′



n.
a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.
[1500–10; compare Italian madreperla, obsolete French mère perle]
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na·cre

(nā′kər)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nacre - the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
shell - the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
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Translations

nacre

[ˈneɪkəʳ] Nnácar m
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nacre

nPerlmutter f or nt, → Perlmutt nt
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"Here it is," said Aramis, taking a small key from his breast and opening a little ebony box inlaid with mother of pearl, "here it is.
And having put three or four double pistoles into his pocket to answer the needs of the moment, he placed the others in the ebony box, inlaid with mother of pearl, in which was the famous handkerchief which served him as a talisman.
'Edmund,' said Mrs Sparkler, 'open (now, very carefully, I beg and beseech, for you are so very awkward) the mother of pearl box on my little table there, and give Mr Merdle the mother of pearl penknife.'
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Mother Of Pearl, having only her second outing, needed all of Peslier's experience as she was passed by Miss Tobacco a furlong out before rallying to snatch the verdict close home by half a length.
A half-sister to 1994 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Turtle Island, Mother Of Pearl stayed on well to make a winning debut over seven furlongs at Salisbury in September.
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