seed pearl


Definition of seed pearl

1 : a very small and often irregular pearl
2 : minute pearls imbedded in some binding material

Examples of seed pearl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When skewing timeless, consider layering a few pendants with a sleek snake chain or seed pearl strand. Laura Lajines, Glamour, 20 Aug. 2021 Among the heirlooms: an enamel and diamond cross with an onyx heart with the name of Victoria’s daughter Alice (who died in 1878 at age 35) under a coronet, and another onyx and seed pearl button holding a miniature portrait of the princess. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 13 Mar. 2021 Made of thin brass, the ring’s crown includes more than two dozen small seed pearls that encircle a plate of beveled glass. Stuart Sanders, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2019 Think baroque seed pearls, strung with bits of glass, and polished agate and bulbs of orange turquoise. Monica Kim, Vogue, 13 July 2018 The British royal wedding dress, which was designed by Norman Hartnell and inspired by a Botticelli painting, had 10,000 seed pearls sewn into the floral design of the dress and took 350 women seven weeks to make. Cady Lang, Time, 1 May 2018 The elegant gown was made of over 400 yards of fabric, including ivory faille taffeta and 100 yards of silk net, which was then embellished with antique Brussels lace and seed pearls. Cady Lang, Time, 3 May 2018 Encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals, the designer added a secret detail for extra luck. Monique Jessen,, 2 June 2018 Bangles in the store’s online catalog range in price from an antique amethyst and seed pearl ring for $950 to a 10.37 carat emerald cut diamond platinum engagement ring for $425,000. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 29 May 2018 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'seed pearl.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of seed pearl

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About seed pearl

Time Traveler for seed pearl

Time Traveler

The first known use of seed pearl was in 1551

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near seed pearl

seed parent

seed pearl

seed piece

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for seed pearl

Cite this Entry

“Seed pearl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on seed pearl Encyclopedia article about seed pearl


Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!