cultured pearl

noun

variants or less commonly culture pearl
: a natural pearl grown under controlled conditions (as by inserting a seed pearl into the mantle of an oyster and keeping the oyster in a sea bed for some years)

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“Cultured pearl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultured%20pearl. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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