noun cent·ge·ner \ˈsentjənə(r)\

Definition of centgener



  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a device for planting 100 seeds equally spaced and at a uniform depth

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Origin and Etymology of centgener

Latin centum hundred + gener-, genus birth, race — more at kin

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a trip made at another's expense

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