(Zoölogy) Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.
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Adjective nacreous (comparative more nacreous, superlative most nacreous) Of, or resembling nacre (mother of pearl). 2001, Neil Gaiman, chapter 11, American gods, Harper Collins, page 323: They are covered with a smooth, safe, nacreous layer to let them slip, pearllike, from our souls without real pain. Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.
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