Meaning of “seeded” in the English Dictionary

"seeded" in British English

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uk /ˈsiː.dɪd/ us /ˈsiː.dɪd/

seeded adjective (PLANT)

with the seeds removed:

Garnish with peeled, seeded, and diced tomatoes.

seeded adjective (SPORT)

especially of a tennis player, given a place on the list of those expected to win games in a particular competition because of the way they have played in the past:

seeded players


uk / -siː.dɪd/ us / -siː.dɪd/

-seeded suffix (PLANT)

with the type of seed mentioned:

The walnut is a hard-seeded fruit.

-seeded suffix (SPORT)

being seeded in the position mentioned:

The fifth-seeded Browne crushed the defending champion.

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

"seeded" in American English

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seededadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsi·dɪd/

seeded adjective [ not gradable ] (SPORTS)

ranked as one of the better players or teams, in order to arrange that these do not compete early in a competition:

Michigan State University, seeded first in the Southeast, also plays today.

seeded adjective [ not gradable ] (PLANT)

also seedless, /ˈsid·ləs/ with the seeds removed:

seeded grapes

(Definition of “seeded” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)