seed·​pod ˈsēd-ˌpäd How to pronounce seedpod (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sister Rosalynn Dzikonski, 90, worked on assembling the silver dollar ornaments, in which the delicate seedpods were glued together and the seedpod of a Chinese lantern was added to the middle. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 15 Dec. 2022 Make sure to pinch off the seedpod that’s forming behind the flower, not just the withered flower petals—and don't cut off new buds that haven’t opened yet! Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 2 Aug. 2021 When mature, the seedpods explode scattering seeds 3 feet away. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2020 Removing the seedpods on large crape myrtles would not be practical. Calvin Finch,, 2 Aug. 2019 Small balls of gray catkin fluff blew on the wind, seedpods from poplars, which bloom all over Warsaw in the spring. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, 29 July 2019 The pretty white or yellowish flowers have a sweet scent and soon develop into 12-to-18-inch-long, hanging seedpods that take three months to mature. Nan Sterman,, 31 May 2018 From full bloom to seedpod, use plants at all stages to keep things seasonal. Mike Irvine, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 The subject matter is nominally secular, abstracted from nature: orbs and orifices, branches and seedpods, swirls of wind or wave. Sharon Mizota,, 30 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seedpod was in 1640

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Cite this Entry

“Seedpod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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seed·​pod ˈsēd-ˌpäd How to pronounce seedpod (audio)
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