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seed·ling

 (sēd′lĭng)
n.
A young plant, especially one that grows from a seed, rather than from a cutting, for example.

seedling

(ˈsiːdlɪŋ)
n
(Botany) a very young plant produced from a seed

seed•ling

(ˈsid lɪŋ)

n.
1. a plant or tree grown from a seed.
2. a tree not yet 3 ft. (1 m) high.
3. any young plant, esp. one grown in a nursery for transplanting.
[1650–60]

seed·ling

(sēd′lĭng)
A young plant that is grown from a seed, rather than from a cutting or bulb, for example.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seedling - young plant or tree grown from a seedseedling - young plant or tree grown from a seed
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
Translations
غَرْسَه
semenáček
spire
palánta
kímplanta
semenáč

seedling

[ˈsiːdlɪŋ] Nplanta f de semillero

seedling

[ˈsiːdlɪŋ] njeune plant m, semis mseed money n (COMMERCE)capital m de départ

seedling

nSämling m

seedling

[ˈsiːdlɪŋ] nsemenzale m

seed

(siːd) noun
1. the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown. sunflower seeds; grass seed.
2. the beginning from which anything grows. There was already a seed of doubt in her mind.
3. (in a sporting competition etc) a seeded player.
verb
1. (of a plant) to produce seed. A plant seeds after it has flowered.
2. in golf, tennis etc, to arrange (good players) in a competition so that they do not compete against each other till the later rounds.
ˈseeded adjective
having been seeded. a seeded player.
ˈseedling (-liŋ) noun
a young plant just grown from a seed. Don't walk on the lettuce seedlings!
ˈseedy adjective
1. shabby. a rather seedy hotel.
2. ill or unhealthy. He's feeling a bit seedy.
ˈseediness noun
ˈseedbed noun
ground prepared for growing seeds.
go to seed
1. (of a person) to become careless about one's clothes and appearance. Don't let yourself go to seed when you reach middle age!
2. (of a place) to become rather shabby and uncared for. This part of town has gone to seed recently.
3. (also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.
References in classic literature ?
The sandbars, with their clean white beaches and their little groves of willows and cottonwood seedlings, were a sort of No Man's Land, little newly created worlds that belonged to the Black Hawk boys.
It was a kind of glade in the forest, made by a fall; seedlings were already starting up to struggle for the vacant space; and beyond, the dense growth of stems and twining vines and splashes of fungus and flowers closed in again.
What was the agony of the unfortunate Boxtel on seeing the windows of the new story set out with bulbs and seedlings of tulips for the border, and tulips in pots; in short, with everything pertaining to the pursuits of a tulip-monomaniac!
And thus Van Baerle was to have the most admirably fitted aspect, and, besides, a large, airy, and well ventilated chamber where to preserve his bulbs and seedlings; while he, Boxtel, had been obliged to give up for this purpose his bedroom, and, lest his sleeping in the same apartment might injure his bulbs and seedlings, had taken up his abode in a miserable garret.
Seeds get lost, seedlings are not pricked out in time, places already sown are planted with something else, and there is confusion out of doors and despair in my heart.
And they do say," the Chancellor went on sheepishly--looking much more like a convicted thief than an Officer of State, "that a change of Government, by the abolition of the Sub-Warden I mean," he hastily added, on seeing the Warden's look of astonishment, "the abolition of the office of Sub-Warden, and giving the present holder the right to act as Vice-Warden whenever the Warden is absent --would appease all this seedling discontent I mean," he added, glancing at a paper he held in his hand, "all this seething discontent
Here was I thinking you a new-sprung child of nature; there were you, the belated seedling of an effete aristocracy
Clonal seedlings that cost significantly more than orchard seedlings will become an obstacle to the implementation of any cloning technology.
The oaks are sold at $190 per 1,000 seedlings or a minimum order of 100 seedlings at $25.
The moth burrows into the seedlings of Radiata pine, a tree type that makes up 80% of the country's forest plantations.
A Japanese group will donate 2,500 flowering cherry tree seedlings to China for plantation in a Beijing park to promote bilateral friendship, group members said Monday.
Lettuce and broccoli seedlings were grown in 5 separate window boxes with 4 seedlings in each container.