Translation of "seed" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /siːd/ us /sid/

a small round thing that a new plant can grow from


(Translation of “seed” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /siːd/

the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown

sunflower seeds
grass seed.

the beginning from which anything grows

pizca, punta
There was already a seed of doubt in her mind.

(in a sporting competition etc) a seeded player

cabeza de serie
She’s third seed in the competition.
seeded adjective

having been seeded

a seeded player.
seedling /-liŋ/ noun

a young plant just grown from a seed

planta de semillero
Don’t walk on the lettuce seedlings!
seedy adjective (comparative seedier, superlative seediest)


cutre, sórdido, de mala muerte
a rather seedy hotel.

ill or unhealthy

He’s feeling a bit seedy.
seediness noun

aspecto sórdido
seedbed noun

ground prepared for growing seeds.

go to seed

(of a person) to become careless about one’s clothes and appearance

descuidarse, abandonarse, echarse a perder
Don’t let yourself go to seed when you reach middle age!

(of a place) to become rather shabby and uncared for

This part of town has gone to seed recently.

(also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.


(Translation of “seed” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)