pearl

pearl
pə:l
noun
(a valuable, hard, round object formed by oysters and several other shellfish: The necklace consists of three strings of pearls; (also adjective) a pearl necklace.) perla
- pearl-diver
- pearl-fisher

pearl n perla
pearl
tr[pɜːl]
noun
1 perla
are those pearls real or cultured? ¿esas perlas son auténticas o cultivadas?
he gave her a string of pearls le regaló un collar de perlas
2 figurative use (thing of value, beauty, etc) joya
adjective
1 (necklace etc) de perlas; (button) de nácar, de madreperla
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
pearl barley cebada perlada
pearl diver pescador,-ra de perlas
pearl grey gris nombre masculino plural perla
pearl oyster ostra perlífera
pearl ['pərl] n
: perla f
pearl
adj.
de perlas adj.
nacarado, -a adj.
n.
margarita s.f.
perla s.f.
v.
tejer invirtiendo la puntada v.
pɜːrl, pɜːl
noun
a) c perla f

a string of pearls — un collar de perlas

pearls of wisdom — sabias palabras fpl; (iro) joyitas fpl (iró)

to cast pearls before swine — echarles margaritas a los cerdos; (before n) <necklace, earrings> de perlas

pearl diver — pescador m de perlas

pearl oyster — madreperla f, ostra f perlífera

b) u (mother-of-pearl) nácar m, madreperla f, concha f nácar (Méx), concha f de perla (Chi); (before n) <brooch, buttons> de nácar (or de madreperla etc)
[pǝːl]
1.
N perla f ; (=mother-of-pearl) nácar m , madreperla f

pearl of wisdom — (fig) joya f de sabiduría

- cast pearls before swine
2.
CPD [earring, button] de perla(s); (in colour) color de perla

pearl barley N — cebada f perlada

pearl button N — botón m de nácar

pearl diver N — pescador(a) m / f de perlas

pearl necklace N — collar m de perlas

pearl oyster N — ostra f perlífera

* * *
[pɜːrl, pɜːl]
noun
a) c perla f

a string of pearls — un collar de perlas

pearls of wisdom — sabias palabras fpl; (iro) joyitas fpl (iró)

to cast pearls before swine — echarles margaritas a los cerdos; (before n) <necklace, earrings> de perlas

pearl diver — pescador m de perlas

pearl oyster — madreperla f, ostra f perlífera

b) u (mother-of-pearl) nácar m, madreperla f, concha f nácar (Méx), concha f de perla (Chi); (before n) <brooch, buttons> de nácar (or de madreperla etc)

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