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Definitions of seed:

  • noun:   a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
  • noun:   a small hard fruit
  • noun:   the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  • noun:   anything that provides inspiration for later work
  • noun:   one of the outstanding players in a tournament
  • verb:   help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
  • verb:   sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
    Example: "Seed clouds"
  • verb:   distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
  • verb:   go to seed; shed seeds
    Example: "The dandelions went to seed"
  • verb:   bear seeds
  • verb:   remove the seeds from
    Example: "Seed grapes"
  • verb:   inoculate with microorganisms
  • verb:   place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    Example: "She sowed sunflower seeds"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #31155)


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