(French), confer (Spanish) nácara, nácar, (Italian) nacchera, naccaro, (Late Latin) nacara, nacrum; of Oriental origin, confer (Arabic) nakir hollowed.
(Zoölogy) A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most perfect in the mother-of-pearl. [Written also nacker and naker.] See Pearl, and Mother-of-pearl.
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From Middle French nacre, from Late Latin nacchara, perhaps from Arabic نقر (naqqāra).
nacre (plural nacres) Nacre. (obsolete) A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl. 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12: The shell-fish called a Nacre, liveth even so with the Pinnotere, which is a little creature like unto a Crabfish . A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl.
nacre first-person singular present indicative of nacrer third-person singular present indicative of nacrer first-person singular present subjunctive of nacrer third-person singular present subjunctive of nacrer second-person singular imperative of nacrer
caner, Caren, crane, rance
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