pearl

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Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pearl

Plural
pearls

Pearls
  1. (countable) A pearl is a round, white jewel that you get from inside of oysters.
    She bought a pearl necklace.
  2. (countable) A pearl is a kind of fish called the brill.
  3. (countable) A pearl is a light colored tern.
  4. (uncountable) Pearl is nacre or mother-of-pearl.


Verb[change]

Plain form
pearl

Third-person singular
pearls

Past tense
pearled

Past participle
pearled

Present participle
pearling

  1. If you pearl something, you adorn it with pearls.
  2. If you pearl something, you make it into small, round grains, as with barley.
  3. If you pearl, you go hunting for pearls; you go pearling.

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