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Noun: pearl  purl
  1. A smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
     
  2. A shade of white the colour of bleached bones
    - bone, ivory, off-white
     
  3. A shape that is spherical and small
    "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity pearls";
    - drop, bead
     
  4. A brilliant or much-loved person who is highly valued
    - jewel, gem, treasure
     
  5. A small but valuable piece of information or advice
    "pearls of wisdom";
    - nugget, gem
Verb: pearl  purl
  1. Gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
     
  2. Make or form into small round grains
    "to pearl barley"

Sounds like: pean, pear

Derived forms: pearled, pearls, pearling

Type of: collect, garner, gather, gem, individual, jewel, mortal, person, precious stone, pull together, somebody, someone, soul, sphere, white, whiteness

Encyclopedia: Pearl, Ontario