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English noun: pearl

1. pearl (possession) a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel


Broader (hypernym)gem, jewel, precious stone


Narrower (hyponym)seed pearl

2. pearl (attribute) a shade of white the color of bleached bones


Synonymsbone, ivory, off-white


Broader (hypernym)white, whiteness

3. pearl (shape) a shape that is spherical and small


SamplesHe studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
Beads of sweat on his forehead.


Synonymsbead, drop


Broader (hypernym)sphere


Narrower (hyponym)dewdrop, teardrop


English verb: pearl

1. pearl (contact) gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and pearl


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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