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adjective as in iridescent

adjective as in pearly

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It is seldom as much as half an inch in length, and has a nacreous interior.

It is an essentially beautiful and satisfying contribution to modern painting, this nacreous cubism of Marie Laurencin.

Two kinds of shell-substance are at once distinguishable in an oyster-shell, an outer brown, and an inner pearly or nacreous.

The interior is nacreous, and of a greenish colour, with a white patch round the columella.

Shell not nacreous, without umbilicus, with prominent spire and polished surface.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nacreous, such as: lustrous, pearly, shimmering, irised, many-colored, and opalescent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.