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Having a design embellished with small delicate figures, such as a lacing of stars or flowers.
[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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(Linguistics) linguistics an elementary unit of meaning
[Greek sēma a sign]
semé(ˈsɛmeɪ; French səme) or
(Heraldry) heraldry (usually foll by: of) dotted (with): semé of fleurs-de-lys gules. Also: seméed
[C16: from French, literally: sown, from semer to sow, from Latin sēmināre, from sēmen seed]
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patterned with many small figures or designs: a shield semé with fleurs-de-lis.
[1555–65; < French: literally, sown, past participle of semer < Latin sēmināre to sow, v. derivative of sēmen, s. sēmin- seed, semen]
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