Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a design embellished with small delicate figures, such as a lacing of stars or flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, covered with small bearings whose number is not fixed, and which form a sort of pattern over the surface: said of the field or of any bearing.
  • noun In decorative art, a powdering; a small, constantly repeated figure; a decoration of which the different units do not touch one another, but are separated by the background.

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

  • adjective (Her.) Sprinkled or sown; -- said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.

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

  • adjective heraldry sprinkled or sown; said of a field or charge when strewn with small charges

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, past participle of semer, to sow, scatter, from Latin sēmināre, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]

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French semé ("sown").

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  • See seme.

    September 5, 2008