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seed corn

noun [U or S] ( also seedcorn, seed-corn)
 
 
something or someone that is important as the starting point for future development: seed corn for/of sth These small operations are the seed corn of what STP hopes will become large enterprises. a seedcorn business/company
UK →  seed noun
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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