mabe pearl

noun \ˈmä-ˌbā-\

Definition of MABE PEARL

:  a cultured pearl essentially hemispherical in form —called also mabe

Origin of MABE PEARL

mabe probably from Ryukyuan Japanese (Amami dialect), the pearl oyster Pteria penguin
First Known Use: 1951


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