seed plant


Definition of seed plant

: a plant that bears seeds specifically : spermatophyte

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Most corn, soy, and wheat seeds planted today are coated with neonics. National Geographic, "Why Europe's Insecticide Ban Is Big News for Bees," 27 Apr. 2018 There's also Brian Atkinson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas who focuses on seed plants from the Cretaceous period, which is after the Permian. Danny Uhlmann, National Geographic, "Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica," 16 Mar. 2018 This third Thor movie plays off the very first seed planted in the Hulk-Thor cinematic rivalry, a rift that goes back to their comic book days. David Betancourt,, "You can now watch 'Thor: Ragnarok' at home: Here are 5 of the best moments," 8 Mar. 2018 Romney’s reentry to politics began slowly, with the seeds planted almost exactly a year ago during a meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Washington. Matt Viser,, "Mitt Romney is trying something that hasn’t been done in politics in 173 years," 16 Feb. 2018 There are certainly seeds planted for future volumes in the series. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Green Lantern: Earth One' Is Remaking DC's Sci-Fi Leading Man," 14 Feb. 2018 From there, the biosolid mix was to be spread over the side slopes of the covered landfill cells via off-road vehicles and bulldozers with seeds planted to promote vegetative growth. Dennis Pillion,, "Sludge fight: Legal battles over imported sewage waste rage on in Jefferson County," 19 Jan. 2018 What followed was a slow-motion collision sowed from seeds planted throughout the night. Michael Casagrande,, ":01 from glory: What happened on final drive of Alabama-Clemson II," 22 Dec. 2017 Those seeds planted in my brain early on, images from my childhood that affected me then have stuck with me to this day. Jason Diamond, Longreads, "Judging Books By Their Covers," 21 Oct. 2017

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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: a plant that produces seed

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