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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Nacreous \Na"cre*ous\ (n[=a]"kr[-e]*[u^]s), a. [See {Nacre}.]
     Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.
     [1913 Webster] Nad

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj 1: consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
       2: having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors; "an
          iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds
          looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or
          opaline) luster" [syn: {iridescent}, {opalescent}, {opaline},

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "nacreous":
     burele, chatoyant, creamy, delicate, eggshell, flat, gloss, iridal,
     iridescent, iridial, iridian, irisated, irised, light, mellow,
     moire, mother-of-pearl, nacre, nacred, nacry, opalescent, opaline,
     opaloid, pale, pastel, patinaed, pavonian, pavonine, pearl-like,
     pearlish, pearly, quiet, rainbowlike, rainbowy, sad, semigloss,
     simple, sober, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, somber,
     subdued, subtle, sweet, tender, tortoise-shell

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