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seed corn

noun [U] uk   us  
grain that is kept for planting to produce new plants something that is important because it is the starting point for future development: Investment is the seed corn of economic progress.
Translations of “seed corn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 穀種, 希望種子, 前景光明之物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粮种, 希望之种, 前景光明之物…
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