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Definition of Seed


  1. of Seed
  2. A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.
  3. Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.
  4. The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural.
  5. That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
  6. The principle of production.
  7. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
  8. Race; generation; birth.
  9. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
  10. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
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Seed Translations

seed in Afrikaans is saad
seed in Dutch is zaad
seed in Italian is germe, seme, seme
seed in Latin is semen-inis
seed in Portuguese is semente
seed in Spanish is semen