Meaning of “bead” in the English Dictionary

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beadnoun [ C ]

us /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.

(Definition of “bead” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)