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  1. seed

    • IPA[siːd]


    • n.
      the unit of reproduction of a flowering plant, capable of developing into another such plant;a quantity of seeds
    • v.
      sow (land) with seeds;sow (seed)
    • verb: seed, 3rd person present: seeds, gerund or present participle: seeding, past tense: seeded, past participle: seeded

    • noun: seed, plural noun: seeds

    • 釋義
    • 片語



    • 1. sow (land) with seeds the shoreline is seeded with a special grass
    • sow (seed) after seeding forage into the duff, they now have grassland mixed with mature forest
    • cause (something) to begin to develop or grow his interest in public service was seeded when he was a child
    • place a crystal or crystalline substance in (something) in order to cause crystallization or condensation (especially in a cloud to produce rain) potential hail clouds are observed by radar, then seeded by lead iodide fired into the cloud's centre
    • 2. (of a plant) produce or drop seeds mulches encourage many plants to seed freely
    • (of a plant) reproduce itself by means of its own seeds feverfew will seed itself readily
    • 3. remove the seeds from (vegetables or fruit) stem and seed the chillies
    • 4. give (a competitor) the status of seed in a tournament he was seeded second for the competition