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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.

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

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]

na·cre

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

nacre

[ˈneɪkəʳ] Nnácar m

nacre

nPerlmutter f or nt, → Perlmutt nt
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