Definition of Pinctada margaritifera

1. Noun. Tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls.

Exact synonyms: Pearl Oyster
Generic synonyms: Oyster
Group relationships: Genus Pinctada, Pinctada

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinctada Margaritifera

Pimentón de La Vera
Pimlico
Pimpinella
Pimpinella anisum
Pimpri-Chinchwad
Pinaceae
Pinard
Pinard's manoeuvre
Pinatubo
Pinay
Pinays
Pinchas Zukerman
Pinckneya
Pinckneya pubens
Pinctada
Pinctada margaritifera (current term)
Pincus
Pindar
Pindaric
Pindaric flight
Pindaric flights
Pindaric ode
Pindarical
Pindarick
Pindarics
Pindarism
Pindarisms
Pindarist
Pindarists
Pindborg

Literary usage of Pinctada margaritifera

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1. Tahiti and French Polynesia by Claude Herve-Bazin (2000)
"The most highly prized, the Tuamotu black pearl, is produced by the giant black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera cumingi, four times bigger than the Japanese ..."

2. Tahiti and French Polynesia by Claude Herve-Bazin (2000)
"The most highly prized, the Tuamotu black pearl, is produced by the giant black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera cumingi, four times bigger than the Japanese ..."

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