pearl essence


: a translucent substance that occurs in the silvery scales of various fish (such as herring) and is used in making artificial pearls, lacquers, and plastics

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pearl essence was in 1854

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“Pearl essence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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