over·​seed | \ ˈō-vər-ˌsēd How to pronounce overseed (audio) \
overseeded; overseeding; overseeds

Definition of overseed

transitive verb

: to seed (an existing stand) with another type of plant overseeded the Bermuda grass with ryegrass

Examples of overseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The grass, which is overseeded with rye grass for color, is also nourished with fertilizer applied by the spoonful and mowed daily to a height of one-half to five-eighths inch. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Chiefs or 49ers? These Guys Will Be Rooting for Grass," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of overseed

1954, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2020

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“Overseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overseed. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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