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1. A bed of soil cultivated for planting seeds.
2. An area or source of growth or gradual manifestation: a seedbed of revolution.


1. (Botany) a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted
2. the place where something develops: the seedbed of discontent.



1. a plot of ground prepared for seeds or seedlings.
2. a place of development; source.
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Noun1.seedbed - a bed where seedlings are grown before transplantingseedbed - a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting
bed - a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
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[ˈsiːdbed] Nsemillero m


[ˈsiːdˌbɛd] nsemenzaio


(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.
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.
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The establishment problems occasionally observed in California for canola, but not camelina, may therefore be due to fall seedbed conditions being episodically suboptimal for canola germination but usually suitable for camelina.
Abadiano, now president of Assisi Foundation and the Philippine Equity Foundation, also founded Ilawan Foundation and Pamulaan - which also means seedbed - a college for IP students from all over the Philippines.
PLANT hardy vegetable seeds in your outdoor seedbed or under cover in colder areas.
Key words: essential oil, variety, seedbed, sowing, multi-cell trays, valerenic acid.
Add these selections to your weed-free seedbed, along with plenty of lime and fertilizer, and you have the perfect combination to outcompete aggressive weeds.
The all-new Case H Ecolo-Tiger 875 disk ripper features a robust, innovative design to produce ideal seedbed conditions during primary tillage in less time.
Sow directly into a wellprepared seedbed, raking in balanced fertiliser and water if the soil is dry.
Created in 1949, the Young Pioneers movement is considered a seedbed for future members of the Chinese Communist Party, and consists of children between the ages of six and 14.
You are the best seedbed I know for evolving the church and the world in the 21st century," said Hubbard, an author known for her advancement of a worldview called "conscious evolution.
It also acted as a seedbed for initiatives based on emerging trends in sustainable SME finance and impact investment, and introduced a Shared Impact Measurement Toolbox including benchmark indicators to measure the social, economic and environmental impacts of sustainable SME finance.
The first year I sowed oats on a rototilled sod seedbed using a Brinly aerator seeder (Photo 1, right) behind my lawn tractor.
Rather, it proposes contemporary art itself as a seedbed for clandestine coteries, exacting codes of behavior, and diverse methods of evasion and exclusion.