mabe pearl

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noun \ˈmä-ˌbā-\

Definition of mabe pearl

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

Origin and Etymology of mabe pearl

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


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