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Synonyms for seed

Synonyms for seed

a fertilized plant ovule capable of germinating

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a propagative part of a plant

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a source of further growth and development

a group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors

one's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

the male fluid of fertilization

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to put (seeds) into the ground for growth

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a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

one of the outstanding players in a tournament

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anything that provides inspiration for later work

the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

go to seed

help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

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bear seeds

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place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

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inoculate with microorganisms

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remove the seeds from

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Following our story about a historic cricket ground being left to go to seed, Cardiff and Lisvane cricket clubs told the Echo they wanted to use the St Mellons facility.
Before you let them go to seed, encourage a second bloom on plants like calendula, coreopsis, and gloriosa daisy by dead-heading.
The mayor has let this agency go to seed,'' Weiss said.
We feel sorry for an Irish sporting hero who has let himself go to seed.
It needs picking young and frequently as it does tend to go to seed quickly in hot weather.
If you only remove the flower the plant will go to seed.
If you've just planted, remember to let some go to seed next fall.
Q: I have allowed my lettuce to go to seed (small yellow flowers) and am now enjoying the 3 1/2-inch-high shoots (very milky), but I do not see anything resembling a seed.