freshwater pearl

noun

Definition of freshwater pearl

: a usually very small pearl produced by a freshwater mollusk

Examples of freshwater pearl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zoë Chicco -14k gold open wire cuff bracelet with a single large white freshwater pearl fixed in the center and gold beads at the ends perfect for stacking or to wear solo. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 This set has turquoise, ruby, emerald, freshwater pearl, and some smaller semi-precious stones. Andreea Muscurel, refinery29.com, 18 Aug. 2021 If yours is no longer available, BaubleBar offers a few very similar options that are all on sale for $18, like this large freshwater pearl initial on a paperclip chain. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 17 July 2021 So, step out of the box with these handmade Mateo freshwater pearl earrings come encapsulated in a rectangular shape with rounded edges accented with diamonds set in 14-karat yellow gold. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2021 Before reunification Frobel would come here to count the green snaketails, a rare dragonfly, and a freshwater pearl mussel. Christopher F. Schuetze New York Times, Star Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020 These freshwater pearl earrings are perfect for the minimalist looking to step up their jewelry game. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, 25 Sep. 2020 From a modest pair of cultured freshwater pearl studs for the bride to a luxe strand of cultured South Sea pearls for her mother, the gems today possess a singular reputation for being both democratic and elitist. New York Times, 10 Feb. 2020 Across the pond, 26 European countries have reported up to 90 percent declines in various mussel populations, particularly the freshwater pearl mussel. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of freshwater pearl

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freshwater pearl was in 1625

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freshwater mussel

freshwater pearl

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Last Updated

10 Dec 2021

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“Freshwater pearl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshwater%20pearl. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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