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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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You will have fewer weeds next year if you keep them from going to seed now.
DEADHEAD any flowers in full bloom or past bloom, to prevent them going to seed.
Cut the flower stalks off at the soil line once they finish blooming to prevent the plant from going to seed.
To avoid weed problems, farmers can either prevent weeds from growing and going to seed or create conditions that destroy weed seeds before the next crop is grown.
Q I LOST my crop of beetroot this year because of going to seed or bolting.