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Dictionary definition for: Seed

1. (n) a small hard fruit

2. (v) go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"

3. (n) a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

4. (v) help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

5. (n) one of the outstanding players in a tournament

6. (v) bear seeds

7. (n) anything that provides inspiration for later work

8. (v) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"

9. (n) the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

10. (v) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

11. (v) sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds"

12. (v) inoculate with microorganisms

13. (v) remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"

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