Definition of seedbed
1 : soil or a bed of soil prepared for planting seed
2 : a place or source of growth or development
Examples of seedbed in a Sentence
a social and political environment that would later become a seedbed of the abolition movement
that think tank has served as a seedbed for American conservatism since the Cold War era
Recent Examples of seedbed from the Web
Fifty year later, New Orleans had lost some ground but remained vibrant, the birthplace of jazz, a seedbed for culture and the arts, a key part of the American military efforts in the World Wars.
Exhibit A: the gargantuan joke that is Skolkovo, seedbed of a future Silicon Valley of Russia.
As bleak as Afghanistan’s prospects were, the United States could not afford to walk away and allow the country to become a seedbed for extremists again.
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Definition of seedbed for English Language Learners
: an area of soil prepared for planting seeds
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