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seed in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseedseed1 /siːd/ ●●● S3 W3 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 plants a) [countable, uncountable]HBP a small hard object produced by plants, from which a new plant of the same kind grows πŸ”Š a packet of sunflower seedsplant/sow seeds (=put them in the soil) πŸ”Š Sow the seeds one inch deep in the soil.grow something from seed πŸ”Š We grew all our tomatoes from seed. b) [uncountable] a quantity of seeds πŸ”Š 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 β†’ seeds of something4 β†’ go/run to seed5 β†’ 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.
Examples from the Corpus
seedβ€’ It is begun from a seed and all the characteristics that it can evolve are predetermined and contained within the seed.β€’ Arizona seed growers suspect the infestation may widen because the state ships its seed to many other states and countries.β€’ Brussels sprouts in browned butter with caraway seeds.β€’ Saving seed can help balance the books, but it's not to be undertaken lightly.β€’ Firstly we need some seeds to grow our garden plants from.β€’ And what about the seeds of your other garden plants?