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seed pearl

a pearl weighing less than ¼ grain.
Origin of seed pearl
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As soon as it struck the ground, in that moment it changed into a seed-pearl.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • The wizard changed himself into a cock and ran to pick up the seed-pearl.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • Very often, also, small silver spangles were employed, either stitched down with a piece of purl or 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
  • The head-dress surmounting the powdered hair is of white satin with seed-pearl ornaments.

    Woman as Decoration Emily Burbank
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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