Pinctada sentence example
- The presence of shells of the pearl oyster, Pinctada radiata, in deposits at the site suggest an possible involvement in pearling.
- To grow a single black specimen can take up to two years, and the dark coloration only comes from a specific type of black-lipped oyster, pinctada margaratifara.
- Natural black is the rarest of pearl shades and is only found in one type of oyster, pinctada margaratifara, which itself is confined to the waters off Tahiti.
- The pearls grow inside the Pinctada margaritfera, a black-lipped oyster, found in French Polynesia, near Tahiti.Advertisement