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Line breaks: perle|moen
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːləˈmʊn/

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Definition of perlemoen in English:

noun (plural same)

South African
An abalone.


Afrikaans, from obsolete perlemoer 'mother of pearl' (referring to the pearlized layer inside the shell).

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