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