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seed pearl

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noun
  1. a pearl weighing less than ¼ grain.
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Origin of seed pearl

First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for seed pearl

Historical Examples

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

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book

    Maurice Baring

  • The head-dress surmounting the powdered hair is of white satin with seed-pearl ornaments.

    Woman as Decoration

    Emily Burbank

  • 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

    Katharine Tynan


British Dictionary definitions for seed pearl

seed pearl

noun
  1. a tiny pearl weighing less than a quarter of a grain
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