pearl essence
noun Date: 1854 a translucent substance that occurs in the silvery scales of various fish (as herring) and is used in making artificial pearls, lacquers, and plastics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • essence d'Orient — silvery crystals of guanine in scales which are extracted and used to make a pearl essence for artificial pearls …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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