margaric [mahr-gar-ik, -gahr-] Examples adjective
- pearly; resembling a pearl.
Examples from the Web for margaric Historical Examples of margaric
It forms pearly scales, and melts at 140 Fahr., like margaric acid, which it closely resembles.
The unsaponified fat of the coccus insect, as well as oleic and margaric acids.
The stearine, of which factitious wax candles are made, consists of the stearic and margaric acids combined.
The margaric and oleic acids seem to have the same neutralizing power, and the same atomic weight.
Here a large portion of the oleic acid is expelled, carrying with it a little of the margaric.
British Dictionary definitions for margaric margaric margaritic adjective
- of or resembling pearl
Word Origin for margaric C19: from Greek margaron pearl Word Origin and History for margaric adj.
1819, from French margarique (Chevreul), from Greek margaron “pearl” +. Obsolete in science.