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seed

noun [C] (SPORT)    /siːd/
especially in tennis, a good player who is given a place on the list of those expected to win games in a particular competition because of the way they have played in the past: Turner's opponent in the quarter-finals of the darts is the number one seed.Tennis and racket sportsCompetitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of seed noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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