Pronunciation: (bē'ding), [key]
1. material composed of or adorned with beads.
2. narrow, lacelike trimming or edging.
3. narrow openwork trimming through which ribbon may be run.
4. Archit., Furniture.
a. a bead molding.
b. all of the bead moldings in a single design. Also,beadwork (for defs. 1, 4).
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