Definition of semé in US English:

semé

(also semée)

adjective

Heraldry
  • Covered with small bearings of indefinite number (e.g. stars, fleurs-de-lis) arranged all over the field.

    • ‘When the number of charges exceeds six, they produce the appearance of a pattern and the field thus covered is called semé (sowing) or said to be powdered.’
    • ‘As a result the municipality received on 10 Apr 1986 a new Coat of Arms: blue with a semé of silver blocks and charged with a lion rampant armed red, surmontée a yellow crown of three leaves and two pearls.’

Origin

Late Middle English: French, literally ‘sown’, past participle of semer.

Pronunciation

semé

/səˈmā/