seedling

noun seed·ling \ ˈsēd-liŋ \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of seedling

1 : a young plant grown from seed
2 a : a young tree before it becomes a sapling
b : a nursery plant not yet transplanted

seedling

adjective

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First Known Use of seedling

1660

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SEEDLING Defined for English Language Learners

seedling

Definition of seedling for English Language Learners

  • : a young plant that is grown from seed


SEEDLING Defined for Kids

seedling

noun seed·ling \ ˈsēd-liŋ \

Definition of seedling for Students

1 : a young plant grown from seed
2 : a young tree before it becomes a sapling


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