(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. germ, ovule, semen, milt; cause, origin; offspring, children, descendants; grain, corn. See beginning, organic matter, posterity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A botanical ovule].
Seeds and fruits commonly called seeds include: grain, kernel, berry, ear, corn, nut.
2. [Something to be planted]
Syn. grain, bulbs, cuttings, ears, tubers, roots; seed corn, seed potatoes, etc.
go or [m1]run to seed,
Syn. decline, worsen, run out; see decay , waste 3 .
Syn. scatter, strew, broadcast; see plant , sow .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
source, wellspring, beginning, start, nucleus, grain, kernel, nut, sperm, egg, germ.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A fertilized plant ovule capable of germinating: kernel, pip, pit2. See START. 2. A propa-gative part of a plant: spore, tuber. See START. 3. A source of further growth and development: bud1, embryo, germ, kernel, nucleus, spark1. See START. 4. A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors: brood, get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny. See KIN. 5. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation: ancestry, birth, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock. See KIN, PRECEDE. 6. The male fluid of fertilization: semen, sperm. See START. II verb To put (seeds) into the ground for growth: plant, sow. See START.

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  • Seed — (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf. {Colza}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SEED — (englisch „pflanzlicher Same“) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Huck Seed (* 1968), US amerikanischer Pokerspieler Jimmy Seed (1895–1966), englischer Fußballspieler Seed bezeichnet in der Computertechnik: ein Peer im BitTorrent Umfeld,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • seed — [sēd] n. pl. seeds or seed [ME sede < OE sæd, akin to Ger saat < IE base * sē(i) , to cast, let fall > L serere, to sow, plant, sator, sower, semen, seed] 1. the part of a flowering plant that typically contains the embryo with its… …   English World dictionary

  • Seed Co — ist ein afrikanisches Agrarunternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Simbabwe. Es entwickelt in erster Linie verbessertes Saatgut für Mais, Sojabohnen und Weizen. Seed Co operiert primär in Süd und Ostafrika. CEO ist Morgan Nzwere. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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