- a pearl weighing less than ¼ grain.
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.
The head-dress surmounting the powdered hair is of white satin with seed-pearl ornaments.Woman as Decoration
The wizard changed himself into a cock and ran to pick up the 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
Over her head was a little shawl of old lace; it was caught by a seed-pearl brooch with an amethyst centre.Mary Gray
- a tiny pearl weighing less than a quarter of a grain
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