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seed

noun  us   /sid/

seed noun (PLANT)

biology [C/U] a small, usually hard part of a plant from which a new plant can grow

seed noun (BEGINNING)

[C usually pl] the beginning or cause of something: A good defense lawyer knows how to plant these little seeds of doubt in the minds of jurors.

seed noun (SPORTS)

[C] any of the players or teams ranked among the best in a particular competition

seed

verb [T]  us   /sid/

seed verb [T] (PLANT)

to plant seeds in the ground: We seeded the lawn with a different grass this year.
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