Meaning of Mikimoto pearl in English:

Mikimoto pearl

Pronunciation /ˌmɪkiˌməʊtəʊ ˈpəːl/


  • A trademark for: a pearl cultured by means of a technique developed by Mikimoto.


1950s. From the name of Kōkichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farmer who, between 1890 and 1913, developed a method of producing spherical cultured pearls + pearl, originally in the names of companies involved in this work, after Japanese Mikimoto shinju.