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 Many varieties will reseed in the garden with the seedlings resembling one of the parent species, but not the hybrid parent. Tim Johnson,, "Spring-blooming hellebores are easy to grow in gardens," 10 Apr. 2021 There is no plan to reseed teams following a forfeit., "BC advances in NCAA men’s hockey tournament as Notre Dame has to forfeit Saturday’s game," 25 Mar. 2021 Cuomo is hoping to leverage all those transformations and finally reseed vitality in a part of Manhattan that has stubbornly clung to its bleakness. Justin Davidson, Curbed, "Is a High Line Extension Really What We Need on the Far West Side?," 20 Jan. 2021 The mixed-severity fires that burned for thousands of years spared more mothers, allowing the high-severity patches to reseed. Ula Chrobak, Scientific American, "Severe Wildfires Raise the Chance for Future Monstrous Blazes," 24 Nov. 2020 So the researchers had a wild idea: Why not reseed the historic eelgrass beds? Shane Gross; Text By Katherine Harmon Courage, Smithsonian Magazine, "Prairies of the Sea," 18 Nov. 2020 Scilla prefers dappled sunlight or part shade and often will reseed if it is planted in suitable conditions, forming large swaths of low, dangling bright-blue flowers in late March or early April. Beth Botts,, "The best spring-blooming bulbs to plant under trees this autumn range from daffodils to snowdrops," 23 Aug. 2020 His crew will also refill the areas that have eroded with more soil and reseed the bald spots. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing if Not Fixed. Hurricane Hanna Made It Worse.," 29 July 2020 As for the update to the playoff format, every playoff series will be a best-of-seven after the initial qualifying round and teams will be reseeded throughout if the league is able to return with its 24-team plan this summer. Dallas News, "NHL finalizes playoff format, announces Phase 2 of return will start June 8," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of reseed

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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18 Apr 2021

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“Reseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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