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pearl' es"sence




a lustrous, silvery-white substance obtained from the scales of certain fishes or derived synthetically, as from mercuric chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of simulated pearls and as a pigment in lacquer (pearl' lac"quer).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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