Meaning of “seed corn” in the English Dictionary

"seed corn" in British English

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seed cornnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsiːd ˌkɔːn/ us /ˈsiːd ˌkɔːrn/

(Definition of “seed corn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seed corn" in Business English

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seed cornnoun [ U or S ]

also seedcorn, seed-corn uk us

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

(Definition of “seed corn” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)