from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the appearance of powder, or of a surface covered with fine powder: as, a powdered glaze in porcelain; in zoology, marked as if powdered or dusted over: as, the powdered quaker, Tæniocampa gracilis, a moth; the powdered wainscot, Simyra venosa, a moth.
  • Ornamented with a small pattern, as a flower or the like, continually repeated.
  • In heraldry, same as semé.
  • Burnt in smoking, as a herring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Reduced to a powder; sprinkled with, or as with, powder.
  • adjective obsolete Sprinkled with salt; salted; corned.
  • adjective (Her.) Same as Semé.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective which has been made into a powder
  • adjective which has been covered with powder (typically referring to makeup)
  • adjective obsolete Sprinkled with salt; salted; corned.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of powder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective consisting of fine particles


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