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pearlescent

[per-les-uh nt] /pərˈlɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl; nacreous:
healthy skin with a pearlescent glow.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; pearl1 + -escent, on the model of iridescent, opalescent, etc.
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  • It's pretty, too: each grain has a pearlescent halo, which turns out to be the extremely nutritious germ.
  • pearlescent light glows from behind scrims of pale goatskin, and a lone white orchid droops in each of six arched windows.
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