seed pearl


a pearl weighing less than ¼ grain.

Origin of seed pearl

First recorded in 1545–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


a tiny pearl weighing less than a quarter of a grain
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