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pearly white

noun
1.
white and lustrous as a pearl.
2.
pearly whites, Slang. teeth.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for pearly white
  • The infected larva turns from a pearly white color to a dark brown and its tissues eventually become a hardened scale.
  • The interior of the shell has a border of dark blue to violet surrounding the pearly white nacreous layer.
  • pearly white, with iridescent coloring on one end.
  • After freeze-up, pearly white nutlets become evident.
  • pearly white, with some iridescent coloring on one end.
  • It is three-sided and pearly white at maturity in mid-summer.
  • The pearly white berries of mistletoe are particularly toxic.
  • The eggs are oval, pearly white, and the size of a pinhead.
  • The body surface appears dry, charred or pearly white.

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