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amber seed

Am"ber seed`
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  1. Seed of the Hibiscus abelmoschus, somewhat resembling millet, brought from Egypt and the West Indies, and having a flavor like that of musk; musk seed. Chambers.
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anise seed

  • noun liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
    anise; aniseed.
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black-seeded

  • adjective satellite having black seeds
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canary seed

  • noun a mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds
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caraway seed

  • noun aromatic seeds of the caraway plant; used widely as seasoning
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caraway seed bread

  • noun bread containing caraway seeds
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celery seed

  • noun seed of the celery plant used as seasoning
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coriander seed

  • noun dried coriander seeds used whole or ground
    coriander.
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cotton-seed tree

  • noun a shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts
    groundsel bush; consumption weed; groundsel tree; Baccharis halimifolia.
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cumin seed

  • noun aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family
    cumin.
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dill seed

  • noun seed of the dill plant used as seasoning
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Drop seed

  • . (Bot.) See the List under Glass.
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drop-seed

  • noun a grass of the genus Sporobolus
    dropseed.
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edible seed

  • noun many are used as seasoning
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fennel seed

  • noun aromatic anis-scented seeds
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fenugreek seed

  • noun aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
    fenugreek.
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fern seed

  • noun the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible
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jumping seed

  • noun seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble
    Mexican jumping bean; jumping bean.
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multi-seeded

  • adjective satellite having many seeds
    multi-seeded.
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Musk seed

  • (Bot.), the seed of a plant of the Mallow family (Hibiscus moschatus), used in perfumery and in flavoring. See Abelmosk.
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mustard seed

  • noun black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders
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neem seed

  • noun seed of neem trees; source of pesticides and fertilizer and medicinal products
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nicker seed

  • noun hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry
    bonduc nut; nicker nut.
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oil-rich seed

  • noun any of several seeds that yield oil
    oilseed.
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one-seed

  • adjective satellite having a single seed
    one-seed; one-seeded.
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one-seeded

  • adjective satellite having a single seed
    one-seed; one-seeded.
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Poppy seed

  • noun small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
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  • the seed the opium poppy (P. somniferum).
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prickly-seeded spinach

  • noun southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
    Spinacia oleracea; spinach plant; spinach.
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Pumpkin seed

  • noun the edible seed of a pumpkin
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  • . (a) The flattish oval seed of the pumpkin . (b) (Zoöl.) The common pondfish.
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safflower seed

  • noun seed of the safflower
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Seed bag

  • (Artesian well), a packing to prevent percolation of water down the bore hole. It consists of a bag encircling the tubing and filled with flax seed, which swells when wet and fills the space between the tubing and the sides of the hole.
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seed beetle

  • noun a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
    seed beetle.
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Seed bud

  • (Bot.), the germ or rudiment of the plant in the embryo state; the ovule.
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seed cake

  • noun a sweet cake flavored with sesame or caraway seeds and lemon
    seedcake.
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seed catalog

  • noun a list advertising seeds and their prices
    seed catalog.
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seed catalogue

  • noun a list advertising seeds and their prices
    seed catalog.
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Seed coat

  • noun protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants
    testa; episperm.
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  • (Bot.), the covering of a seed.
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seed corn

  • noun good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting
    seed corn.
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Seed corn, ∨ Seed grain

  • (Bot.), corn or grain for seed.
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Seed down

  • (Bot.), the soft hairs on certain seeds, as cotton seed.
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Seed drill

  • . See 6th Drill, 2 (a).
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Seed eater

  • (Zoöl.), any finch of the genera Sporophila, and Crithagra. They feed mainly on seeds.
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seed fern

  • noun an extinct seed-producing fernlike plant of the order Cycadofilicales (or group Pteridospermae)
    pteridosperm.
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Seed gall

  • (Zoöl.), any gall which resembles a seed, formed, on the leaves of various plants, usually by some species of Phylloxera.
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seed grain

  • noun good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting
    seed corn.
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seed lac

  • noun granular material obtained from stick lac by crushing and washing
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Seed leaf

  • noun embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
    cotyledon.
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  • (Bot.), a cotyledon.
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Seed lobe

  • (Bot.), a cotyledon; a seed leaf.
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seed money

  • noun capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise
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Seed oil

  • oil expressed from the seeds of plants.
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Seed oyster

  • noun a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation
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  • a young oyster, especially when of a size suitable for transplantation to a new locality.
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Seed pearl

  • noun a small imperfect pearl
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  • a small pearl of little value.
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seed plant

  • noun plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
    spermatophyte; phanerogam.
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Seed plat, ∨ Seed plot

  • the ground on which seeds are sown, to produce plants for transplanting; a nursery.
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seed shrimp

  • noun tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
    ostracod; mussel shrimp.
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Seed stalk

  • (Bot.), the stalk of an ovule or seed; a funicle.
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seed stock

  • noun a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting
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Seed tick

  • (Zoöl.), one of several species of ticks resembling seeds in form and color.
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Seed vessel

  • noun the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
    pericarp.
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  • (Bot.), that part of a plant which contains the seeds; a pericarp.
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Seed weevil

  • noun a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
    seed beetle.
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  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous small weevels, especially those of the genus Apion, which live in the seeds of various plants.
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Seed wool

  • cotton wool not yet cleansed of its seeds. Southern U.S.
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seed-lac

Seed"-lac` noun
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  1. A species of lac. See the Note under Lac.
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seeded player

  • noun one of the outstanding players in a tournament
    seed.
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seeded raisin

  • noun seeded grape that has been dried
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self-seeded

  • adjective satellite growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds
    self-sowed; self-sown.
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sesame seed

  • noun small oval seeds of the sesame plant
    benniseed.
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several-seeded

  • adjective satellite having many seeds
    multi-seeded.
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silkworm seed

  • noun eggs of a silkworm
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single-seeded

  • adjective satellite having a single seed
    one-seed; one-seeded.
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small-seeded

  • adjective satellite having relatively small seeds
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stick-seed

Stick"-seed` noun
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  1. (Bot.) A plant (Echinospermum Lappula) of the Borage family, with small blue flowers and prickly nutlets.
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sunflower seed

  • noun edible seed of sunflowers; used as food and poultry feed and as a source of oil
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sunflower-seed oil

  • noun oil from sunflower seeds
    sunflower oil.
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three-seeded

  • adjective satellite having three seeds
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three-seeded mercury

  • noun weedy herb of eastern North America
    Acalypha virginica.
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To run to seed

  • to expend or exhaust vitality in producing seed, as a plant; figuratively and colloquially, to cease growing; to lose vital force, as the body or mind.
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To seed down

  • to sow with grass seed.
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White of a seed

  • (Bot.), the albumen. See Albumen, 2.
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white-seeded

  • adjective satellite having white seeds
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