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bead

[OED seems to misinterpret following quot.] n., Obs? a strip of palmetto leaf: 1885 The sponges are strung upon small palmetto strips, three or four to a strip, which is called a "bead" (Brassey 339).

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-08-30 02:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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