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seed

noun

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1 the source from which something grows or develops
  • ancient Greece provided the seed for much of Western civilization's political and philosophical thought

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2 the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
  • the famous stallion's seed can be found on racetracks all over the world

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seed

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of seed (Entry 2 of 2)

to put or set into the ground to grow
  • seeded grass in the backyard

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The first known use of seed was before the 12th century

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“Seed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/seed. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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