plural -s
: a large number of plants or animals having a common parentage
especially : 100 plants (as of wheat) derived from a single parent and so planted (as in plots or rows) that the value of the breed may be determined
: a device for planting 100 seeds equally spaced and at a uniform depth

Word History


Latin centum hundred + gener-, genus birth, race

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“Centgener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centgener. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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