See also: nacré

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nacre, from Medieval Latin nacchara, from Arabic نَقَّارَة(naqqāra). Also present in nacarat.

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nacre (countable and uncountable, plural nacres)

 
Nacre
  1. (obsolete) A shellfish which contains mother-of-pearl. [16th–19th c.]
  2. A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells; mother-of-pearl. [from 17th c.]
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
      On a little table of dark perfumed wood thickly encrusted with nacre, [] was lying a note from Lord Henry, and beside it was a book bound in yellow paper, the cover slightly torn and the edges soiled.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nacre.

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nacre f (plural nacres)

  1. mother-of-pearl (the hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells)

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nacre

  1. inflection of nacrer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nacre, nacaire, from Medieval Latin nacchara, from Arabic نَقَّارَة(naqqāra).

NounEdit

nacre m (plural nacres)

  1. nacre (shellfish)
    • 1608, Histoire du monde... mis en français par Antoine Dupinet, Chapter 42, page 490
      Les Nacres aussi sont de la race des poissons à escailles.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: nacre (morther-of-pearl), nacaire (a small drum)
  • Catalan: nacre
  • English: nacre, naker, nacker