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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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nacre

[ˈneɪkəʳ] Nnácar m
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nacre

nPerlmutter f or nt, → Perlmutt nt
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(53) Although Yemen lacks national refugee legislation, it has a high-level National Committee for Refugees Affairs (NACRA) and a working-level National Sub-Committee for Refugee Affairs (NASCRA) as government bodies that deal with refugees.
Coordinador de la seccion de negocios y sociedad en NACRA. Ha sido profesor visitante en Management y desarrollo sostenible del Doctorado en Administracion, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin--Colombia; tambien en ESSEC Paris, EGADE y UAM Mexico, Universite de Toulouse 2, Universite de Rennes 1, Universidad Bocconi Milan, Universite Pierre Mendes-France, Grenoble, Francia.
But such "living on the edge," is not as scary as it looks, said Travis Thompson, the crewman on a Nacra 5.8 catamaran from Reno, Nev.
This case was presented at the 2003 NACRA conference in Tampa, FL.
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