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Spanish translation of “seed”

seed

noun /siːd/
the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown
semilla
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
preseleccionado
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) shabby
cutre, sórdido, de mala muerte
a rather seedy hotel.
ill or unhealthy
pachucho
He’s feeling a bit seedy.
seediness noun
aspecto sórdido
seedbed noun ground prepared for growing seeds.
semillero
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
deteriorarse
This part of town has gone to seed recently.
(also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.
granar
(Definition of seed from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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