seed pearl

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noun

a pearl weighing less than ¼ grain.

Nearby words

  1. seed corn,
  2. seed fern,
  3. seed leaf,
  4. seed money,
  5. seed oyster,
  6. seed plant,
  7. seed pod,
  8. seed potato,
  9. seed shrimp,
  10. seed tick

Origin of seed pearl

First recorded in 1545–55

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Examples from the Web for seed pearl

  • As soon as it struck the ground, in that moment it changed into a seed-pearl.

  • Neither is it the seed-pearl canopy that intercepts a too searching light from majesty's complexion.

    The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
  • Very often, also, small silver spangles were employed, either stitched down with a piece of purl or a seed-pearl.

  • Over her head was a little shawl of old lace; it was caught by a seed-pearl brooch with an amethyst centre.

    Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan


British Dictionary definitions for seed pearl

seed pearl

noun

a tiny pearl weighing less than a quarter of a grain
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