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pearl

 
 
pronunciation:
puhrl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a smooth, round gem that is formed inside the shells of oysters. A pearl forms to cover something, such as a grain of sand, that gets stuck in an oyster and irritates it.
She wore a beautiful necklace of pearls around her neck.
 
derivations: pearl-like (adj.), pearler (n.)
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