re·​seed | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsēd How to pronounce reseed (audio) \
reseeded; reseeding; reseeds

Definition of reseed

transitive verb

1 : to sow seed on again or anew
2 : to maintain (itself) by self-sown seed

intransitive verb

: to maintain itself by self-sown seed

Examples of reseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Laura Bush also will probably reseed itself and become a permanent part of your flower beds, just like larkspurs. Calvin Finch,, "It’s time to plant cool-weather annuals in your San Antonio garden," 17 Oct. 2019 The attractions of planting wildflowers include their ability to germinate, bloom and reseed themselves with minimal attention. Calvin Finch,, "Now is the time to spread wildflower seed in your San Antonio garden," 6 Sep. 2019 The donor fecal matter, which contains all the components of a healthy person’s microbiome, essentially reseeds the sick person’s microbiome and helps wipe out the infection. Erin Allday,, "Gut check: Benioffs donate $35 million to further study of microbiome at UCSF, Stanford," 13 Aug. 2019 Smaller flowered and more dwarf types, usually available at garden centers, have very few summer problems and often reseed in gardens. Tom Maccubbin,, "Zinnias can be added to summer gardens in Florida," 27 July 2019 In fact, even if the decision were made to close a dog park to reseed and grow the grass, maintaining it would very difficult based on existing amount and frequency of usage. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Dog park fans want more grass, city not interested," 24 July 2019 Once these buildings are cleared, the lots will be reseeded with grass and be ready for developers, said Ayonna Blue Donald, Cleveland's director of building and housing. Karen Farkas,, "Lorain County Community College moves forward on plan to offer bachelor's degree," 20 Mar. 2018 If Earth comes in dead last, humanity will be wiped out, and the biosphere reseeded so the planet can try again later. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," 14 Apr. 2018 Public works crews have been grading hillsides, putting out straw bales and reseeding wooded areas for months in an effort to prevent erosion. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Big storm raising flooding fears across Northern California," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of reseed

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of reseed was in 1861

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