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seed in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseedseed1 /siːd/ ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 plants a) [countable, uncountable]HBP a small hard object produced by plants, from which a new plant of the same kind grows a packet of sunflower seedsplant/sow seeds (=put them in the soil) Sow the seeds one inch deep in the soil.grow something from seed We grew all our tomatoes from seed. b) [uncountable] a quantity of seeds Some of the poorest farmers don’t have enough money to buy seed.2 kiwi.jpg in fruit [countable] American EnglishHBP one of the small hard objects in a fruit such as an apple or orange, from which new fruit trees grow syn pip British English3 seeds of something4 go/run to seed5 number one/two/three etc seed6 sexHBH [uncountable] biblical semen or sperm – often used humorously7 family [uncountable] biblicalRRC the group of people who have a particular person as their father, grandfather etc, especially when they form a particular raceCOLLOCATIONSverbsplant/sow seeds (=put them in the soil)Sow the seeds in trays or pots.grow something from seed (=grow a plant from a seed rather than buying it as a small plant)You can grow most vegetables from seed.seeds germinate (=start to grow)The seeds should start to germinate after a few days.NOUN + seedflower/sunflower/tomato etc seedsI bought a packet of poppy seeds.grass seedYou can sprinkle grass seed over any gaps in the lawn.
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seedIt is begun from a seed and all the characteristics that it can evolve are predetermined and contained within the seed.Arizona seed growers suspect the infestation may widen because the state ships its seed to many other states and countries.Brussels sprouts in browned butter with caraway seeds.Saving seed can help balance the books, but it's not to be undertaken lightly.Firstly we need some seeds to grow our garden plants from.And what about the seeds of your other garden plants?