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

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Recent Examples on the Web When mature, the seedpods explode scattering seeds 3 feet away. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Sure, it’s a weed, but it’s edible, easy to pull," 1 Mar. 2020 Removing the seedpods on large crape myrtles would not be practical. Calvin Finch,, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 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, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 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,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 From full bloom to seedpod, use plants at all stages to keep things seasonal. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "4 Ways to Design Colorful Floral Arrangements," 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,, "At Blum & Poe, bow down to the ecstatic painting of Mimi Lauter," 30 May 2018 Rain Wood’ and ‘Mist.’ Today’s haul of stray seedpods and bark fragments, cow parsley and dandelion could well form the foundation for the next batch of summer scents that Harris is currently concocting. New York Times, "Foraging for Spring Scents, With a British Perfumer," 9 May 2018 The seedpods are prized by cut flower arrangers, and by gardeners who like to shock visitors to their garden. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Wild and crazy annuals for the summer garden," 27 Apr. 2018

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1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Seedpod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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

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: pod

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