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English definition of “bead”

bead

noun [C]    /bid/
a small, often round piece of plastic, wood, glass, or other material with a hole through it, which is put on a string to make jewelry such as a necklace: She fingered the beads of her rosary. fig. Beads of sweat formed on his forehead as he worked in the sun.
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