seed pearl

seed pearl
noun Date: 1553 1. a very small and often irregular pearl 2. minute pearls imbedded in some binding material

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Seed pearl — Seed Seed (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seed pearl — n a very small and often imperfect ↑pearl …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seed pearl — seed′ pearl n. jew a small, sometimes irregularly shaped pearl weighing less than ¼ grain • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • seed pearl — n. a very small pearl, often imperfect …   English World dictionary

  • seed pearl — noun a small imperfect pearl • Hypernyms: ↑pearl * * * noun Etymology: seed (III) 1. a. : a very small and often irregular pearl b …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed pearl — noun a) A tiny, often irregular pearl b) Some minute pearls worked into a bedding See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder …   Wiktionary

  • seed pearl — /ˈsid pɜl/ (say seed perl) noun a very small pearl …   Australian English dictionary

  • seed pearl — tiny pearl, miniature pearl …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seed pearl — a pearl weighing less than 1/4 grain. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • seed pearl — noun a very small pearl …   English new terms dictionary

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