pearl essence

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of pearl essence

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Pearl essence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearl%20essence. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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