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seed cornnoun [U]

uk   us  
grain, ​especiallycorn, that is ​kept for ​planting to ​produce new ​plants something that is ​important because it is the ​startingpoint for ​futuredevelopment: Investment is the ​seedcorn of ​economicprogress.
(Definition of seed corn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seed cornnoun [U or S]

(also seedcorn, seed-corn) uk   us  
something or someone that is important as the ​startingpoint for future ​development: seed corn for/of sth These ​smalloperations 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)
Translations of “seed corn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 粮种, 希望之种, 前景光明之物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 穀種, 希望種子, 前景光明之物…
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