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{adj: iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent} 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"



{adj: nacreous} consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl

{n: nacreous cloud, mother-of-pearl cloud} a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon


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