mabe pearl

noun
\ˈmä-ˌbā- \

Definition of mabe pearl 

: a cultured pearl essentially hemispherical in form

called also mabe

First Known Use of mabe pearl

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mabe pearl

mabe probably from Ryukyuan Japanese (Amami dialect), the pearl oyster Pteria penguin

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