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noun     pearl pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    [uncountable] a hard substance that is inside some shells and looks shiny like a pearl

    pearl buttons

  2. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] someone or something that is considered very good, valuable, or beautiful

    Singapore is sometimes described as the pearl of the Orient.

  3. 4
    [countable] old-fashioned a stupid remark made by someone that is very funny

    He came out with some absolute pearls.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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