nacre nacre


  • (n) the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell


  1. The mollusk instead coats the intruder with nacre, the secretion used to make its shell, forming a pearl.
  2. They expect to sell their machines to the sponge, coral, pearl, nacre and edible shellfish industries.
  3. At that age, a pearl's nacre the lustrous layers produced by the oyster is so thin that the pearl loses its color after a few months.


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    Dance accompanied by live music, poetry and, in one case, absolute silence is on tap at Nacre's concert this weekend at the Spa Little Theatre, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. The Octavo Singers join the troupe to perform "Stabat Mater" (a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary) for the premiere of a new work by Nacre artistic director Beth Fecteau. The company also pays homage to dance ...
    on February 27, 2014     Source: Albany Times Union

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