Definitions

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  • adj. sprinkled or sown; said of a field or charge when strewn with small charges

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sprinkled or sown; -- said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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French semé ("sown").

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  • See seme.

    September 5, 2008