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Place the pearl barley into a medium pot, cover with 500ml of mushroom stock and bring to the boil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Place the pearl barley into a medium pot, cover with 500ml of mushroom stock and bring to the boil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She ripped a string of pearls from her neck. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Spare me the geek squad and their pearls of wisdom. The Sun (2014)Pearl spelt looks rather like pearl barley and can be used in similar ways. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her skin was as white as pearl and very soft. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)He held up a string of large irregular pearls the size of broad beans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her pearls of wisdom are hilarious and she utterly lacks rhythm. The Sun (2006)But the best dish turned out to be the vegetarian option of pearl barley with wild mushrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was dressed in a beautiful white dress, and had pearls around her throat. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)Tour of the factory making famous artificial pearls, followed by the tempting shop. Collins Traveller - MallorcaWear with pearl earrings and the same Asos shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pearl oyster has a wonderful muscle in it, similar to a scallop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nor is it just things that are white: pearls are wintry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As an accessory to his uniform, he affected around his neck a string of pearls. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Hardly pearls discharged by oysters, but rather those who choose to find something that fits them better. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I could almost see the pearls around his neck. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I can expect to get about 20 or more pearls in each shell. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If I am killed you are to have my pearl bead ring. Anne of Green Gables (1872)It is the world's third-largest well formed pearl. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can get a bracelet of pearls for as little as 15, she tells me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But then I got a slight pain under my arm and they found a lump the size of a pearl. The Sun (2007)The flesh is too full of grit, often in the form of tiny pearls, to use. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'pearl'
British English: pearl /pɜːl/ NOUN
A pearl is a hard, shiny, white, ball-shaped object which grows inside the shell of an oyster. Pearls are used for making jewellery.
...a string of pearls.
- American English: pearl
- Arabic: لُؤلُؤةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pérola
- Chinese: 珍珠
- Croatian: biser
- Czech: perla
- Danish: perle
- Dutch: parel
- European Spanish: perla
- Finnish: helmi
- French: perle mollusque
- German: Perle
- Greek: μαργαριτάρι
- Italian: perla
- Japanese: 真珠
- Korean: 진주
- Norwegian: perle ekte perle
- Polish: perła
- European Portuguese: pérola
- Romanian: perlă
- Russian: жемчужина
- Spanish: perla
- Swedish: pärla
- Thai: ไข่มุก
- Turkish: inci
- Ukrainian: перлина
- Vietnamese: ngọc trai
British English: pearl ADJECTIVE
Pearl is used to describe something which looks like a pearl.
...tiny pearl buttons.
Definition of pearl from the Collins English Dictionary
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