Etymology
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pearly (adj.)

mid-15c., perli, "resembling a pearl or mother-of-pearl," from pearl + -y (2). Related: Pearliness. The pearly gates of Heaven (or the New Jerusalem) are attested by 1708, from Revelation xxi.21.

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Definitions of pearly
1
pearly (n.)
informal terms for a human `tooth';
Synonyms: chopper
2
pearly (adj.)
of a white the color of pearls;
Synonyms: pearly-white
From wordnet.princeton.edu