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Adjective: pearly (pearlier,pearliest)  pur-lee
  1. Of a white the colour of pearls
    - pearly-white
Noun: pearly  pur-lee
Usage: informal
  1. A hard bonelike structure in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defence
    - tooth, chopper [informal]

Derived forms: pearlies, pearlier, pearliest

See also: achromatic, neutral

Type of: bone, os[2]

Part of: dentition, teeth

Encyclopedia: Pearly, Virginia