nacreous nacreous

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
  2. (adj) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

Usage(s):

  1. The massive, gleaming support pillars are nacreous limestone, accreted from natural seawater through an industrial version of the same process that creates coral reefs.
  2. Alfred in turn is smitten with a nacreous 22-year-old named Natalie, and thus begins a 16-year-old triangle that develops many more than three angles.
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