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{adj: achenial} pertaining to dry one-seeded indehiscent fruit

{adj: adapted, altered} changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
"seeds precisely adapted to the area"
"instructions altered to suit the children's different ages"

{adj: alate, alated} (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
"alate leaves"
"alate seeds of a maple tree"

{adj: ariled, arillate} (of some seeds) having a fleshy and usually brightly colored cover

{adj: black-seeded} having black seeds

{adj: capsulate, capsulated} used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule

{adj: clogged, clotted} thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
"clotted blood"
"seeds clogged together"

{adj: comate, comose, comal} of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair
"comate (or comose) seeds"
"a comal tuft"

{adj: dehiscent} (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
<-> indehiscent

{adj: dicotyledonous} (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
<-> monocotyledonous

{adj: dissilient} bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels

{adj: downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous} covered with fine soft hairs or down
"downy milkweed seeds"

{adj: embedded} enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
"found pebbles embedded in the silt"
"stone containing many embedded fossils"
"peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp"

{adj: flowerless, nonflowering} without flower or bloom and not producing seeds
"a flowerless plant"
<-> flowering

{adj: fuzzed, fuzzy} covering with fine light hairs
"his head fuzzed like a dandelion gone to seed"

{adj: germinal, originative, seminal} containing seeds of later development
"seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"

{adj: greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous} containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
"greasy hamburgers"
"oily fried potatoes"
"oleaginous seeds"

{adj: indehiscent} (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
<-> dehiscent

{adj: monocotyledonous} (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies
<-> dicotyledonous

{adj: multi-seeded, several-seeded} having many seeds

{adj: pistillate} having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant

{adj: seed-producing} producing seeds

{adj: seeded, sown} sprinkled with seed
"a seeded lawn"

{adj: seeded} (of the more skilled contestants) selectively arranged in the draw for position in a tournament so that they meet each other in later rounds
<-> unseeded

{adj: seeded} having or supplied with seeds
"a seeded breadfruit"
"seeded rolls"

{adj: seeded} having seeds as specified

{adj: seeded} having the seeds extracted
"seeded raisins"

{adj: seedless} lacking seeds
"seedless grapefruit"
<-> seedy

{adj: seedlike, seed-like} resembling a seed

{adj: seedy} full of seeds
"as seedy as a fig"
<-> seedless

{adj: self-seeded, self-sown, self-sowed} growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds

{adj: seminiferous} bearing or producing seed or semen
"seminiferous tubules"

{adj: single-seeded, one-seeded, one-seed} having a single seed

{adj: small-seeded} having relatively small seeds

{adj: spore-bearing} bearing spores instead of producing seeds

{adj: three-seeded} having three seeds

{adj: tilled} turned or stirred by plowing or harrowing or hoeing
"tilled land ready for seed"

{adj: unseeded} not seeded; used of players of lesser skill
<-> seeded

{adj: viable} capable of life or normal growth and development
"viable seeds"
"a viable fetus"

{adj: white-seeded} having white seeds

{adv: microscopically} by using a microscope; so as to be visible only with a microscope; as seen with a microscope
"the blood was examined microscopically"
"the seeds were microscopically small"

{n: Actinidia, genus Actinidia} small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit

{n: American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis} tropical American annual herb having an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle

{n: Anagyris, genus Anagyris} very small genus of shrubs of southern Europe having backward curving seed pods

{n: Angiospermae, class Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Anthophyta, division Anthophyta} comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)

{n: Arabian coffee, Coffea arabica} shrubby tree of northeastern tropical Africa widely cultivated in tropical or near tropical regions for its seed which form most of the commercial coffee

{n: Blighia, genus Blighia} small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe

{n: Bombacaceae, family Bombacaceae} tropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds

{n: Brickellia, genus Brickelia} genus of herbs of southwestern America having usually creamy florets followed by one-seeded fruits in a prominent bristly sheath

{n: Bruchidae, family Bruchidae} seed beetles

{n: Calvary clover, Medicago intertexta, Medicago echinus} an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots

{n: Cardiospermum, genus Cardiospermum} tendril-climbing herbs or shrubs whose seeds have a white heart-shaped spot

{n: Chilean nut, Chile nut, Chile hazel, Chilean hazelnut, Guevina heterophylla, Guevina avellana} Chilean shrub bearing coral-red fruit with an edible seed resembling a hazelnut

{n: Chinese anise, star anise, star aniseed} anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Oriental cooking and medicine

{n: Cryptogamia} in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
<-> Phanerogamae

{n: Cycadofilicales, order Cycadofilicales, Lyginopteridales, order Lyginopteridales} fossil gymnospermous trees or climbing plants from the Devonian: seed ferns

{n: Dalmatian laburnum, Petteria ramentacea, Cytisus ramentaceus} erect shrub having large trifoliate leaves and dense clusters of yellow flowers followed by poisonous seeds; Yugoslavia; sometimes placed in genus Cytisus

{n: Dicotyledones, class Dicotyledones, Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledonae, Magnoliopsida, class Magnoliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae

{n: Dipteronia, genus Dipteronia} small genus of large deciduous shrubs having large clusters of winged seeds that turn red as they mature; central and southern China

{n: Dysdercus, genus Dysdercus} a genus of slender long-legged bugs that feed on the developing seeds of cotton and stain it

{n: English walnut} nut with a wrinkled two-lobed seed and hard but relatively thin shell; widely used in cooking

{n: Guinea pepper, negro pepper, Xylopia aethiopica} tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine

{n: Gymnospermae, class Gymnospermae, Gymnospermophyta, division Gymnospermophyta} plants having naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Gymnospermae) and in others a division (Gymnospermophyta); comprises three subdivisions (or classes): Cycadophytina (class Cycadopsida) and Gnetophytina (class Gnetopsida) and Coniferophytina (class Coniferopsida); in some classifications the Coniferophytina are divided into three groups: Pinophytina (class Pinopsida) and Ginkgophytina (class Ginkgopsida) and Taxophytina (class Taxopsida)

{n: Hippocastanaceae, family Hippocastanaceae, horse-chestnut family} trees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule

{n: Indian coral tree, Erythrina variegata, Erythrina Indica} small to medium-sized thorny tree of tropical Asia and northern Australia having dense clusters of scarlet or crimson flowers and black seeds

{n: Indian rattlebox, Crotalaria spectabilis} erect subshrub having purple-tinted flowers and an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle; India

{n: Irish soda bread} round loaf made with soda and buttermilk; often containing caraway seeds and raisins

{n: Japanese millet, billion-dollar grass, Japanese barnyard millet, sanwa millet, Echinochloa frumentacea} coarse annual grass cultivated in Japan and southeastern Asia for its edible seeds and for forage; important wildlife food in United States

{n: Jewish rye bread, Jewish rye} (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds

{n: Job's tears} hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads

{n: Kentucky coffee tree, bonduc, chicot, Gymnocladus dioica} handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute

{n: Labiatae, family Labiatae, Lamiaceae, family Lamiaceae, mint family} the mints: aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including thyme; sage; rosemary

{n: Levant cotton, Gossypium herbaceum} Old World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty; considered an ancestor of modern short-staple cottons

{n: Lyginopteris, genus Lyginopteris} genus of fossil seed ferns of the Carboniferous

{n: Mammea, genus Mammea} American and Asiatic trees having edible one-seeded fruit

{n: Monocotyledones, class Monocotyledones, Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledonae, Liliopsida, class Liliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae

{n: Moreton Bay chestnut, Australian chestnut} Australian tree having pinnate leaves and orange-yellow flowers followed by large woody pods containing 3 or 4 seeds that resemble chestnuts; yields dark strong wood

{n: Myristicaceae, family Myristicaceae, nutmeg family} family of aromatic tropical trees with arillate seeds

{n: Olea, genus Olea} evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits

{n: Orchidales, order Orchidales} order of plants with irregular flowers having minute seeds: Orchidaceae; Burmanniaceae

{n: Ostracoda, subclass Ostracoda} seed shrimps

{n: Phanerogamae} in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all seed-bearing plants; superseded by the division Spermatophyta
<-> Cryptogamia

{n: Piscidia, genus Piscidia} genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons

{n: Plasmodiophoraceae, family Plasmodiophoraceae} family of fungi often causing hypertrophy in seed plants

{n: Pteridophyta, division Pteridophyta} containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta

{n: Pteridospermopsida, class Pteridospermopsida} extinct gymnosperms most of Carboniferous to Jurassic: seed ferns and allies

{n: Santalaceae, family Santalaceae, sandalwood family} chiefly tropical herbs or shrubs or trees bearing nuts or one-seeded fruit

{n: Simaroubaceae, family Simaroubaceae, quassia family} chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit

{n: Spanish needles, beggar-ticks} the seed of bur marigolds

{n: Spermatophyta, division Spermatophyta} seed plants; comprises the Angiospermae (or Magnoliophyta) and Gymnospermae (or Gymnospermophyta); in some classification systems Spermatophyta is coordinate with Pteridophyta (spore producing plants having vascular tissue and roots) and Bryophyta (spore producing plants lacking vascular tissue and roots)

{n: Spondias, genus Spondias} tropical trees having one-seeded fruit

{n: Tracheophyta, division Tracheophyta} in former classifications: comprising plants with a vascular system including ferns and fern allies as well as seed plants

{n: Vangueria, genus Vangueria} tropical African and Asiatic trees and shrubs having one-seeded fruit

{n: achene} small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall

{n: ackee, akee} red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe

{n: adzuki bean, adsuki bean, Vigna angularis, Phaseolus angularis} bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds

{n: aeschynanthus} a plant of the genus Aeschynanthus having somewhat red or orange flowers and seeds having distinctive hairs at base and apex

{n: ala} a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
"the alae of the nose"
"the alae of a maple seed"
"the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"

{n: aleurone} granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains

{n: alfalfa sprout} sprouted alfalfa seeds

{n: almond} oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

{n: amaranth} seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America

{n: amygdalin} a bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds

{n: angiosperm, flowering plant} plants having seeds in a closed ovary

{n: angiospermous tree, flowering tree} any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary

{n: animation, vitality} the property of being able to survive and grow
"the vitality of a seed"

{n: anise cookie} cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed

{n: anise, anise plant, Pimpinella anisum} native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

{n: anise, aniseed} liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles

{n: aquavit, akvavit} Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds

{n: araucaria} any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds

{n: aril} fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed

{n: ash-key} winged seed of the ash tree

{n: avocado, alligator pear, avocado pear, aguacate} a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed

{n: balloon vine, heart pea, Cardiospermum halicacabum} woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America

{n: balsam} any seed plant yielding balsam

{n: banksia} any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seeds

{n: bead tree, jumby bean, jumby tree, Ormosia monosperma} small tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots

{n: bean trefoil, stinking bean trefoil, Anagyris foetida} shrub with trifoliate leaves and yellow flowers followed by backward curving seed pods; leaves foetid when crushed

{n: bean, bean plant} any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods

{n: bean, edible bean} any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food

{n: bean} any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

{n: betel nut, areca nut} seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia

{n: betel palm, Areca catechu} southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)

{n: betel, betel pepper, Piper betel} Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians

{n: bird feed, bird food, birdseed} food given to birds; usually mixed seeds

{n: bitter pea} any of several spiny shrubs of the genus Daviesia having yellow flowers and triangular seeds; Australia

{n: bittersweet, American bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, shrubby bittersweet, Celastrus scandens} twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

{n: black bean, turtle bean} black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried

{n: black caraway, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, Nigella sativa} herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway

{n: black cypress pine, red cypress pine, Callitris endlicheri, Callitris calcarata} Australian tree with small flattened scales as leaves and numerous dark brown seed; valued for its timber and resin

{n: black mustard, Brassica nigra} widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard

{n: blackberry-lily, leopard lily, Belamcanda chinensis} garden plant whose capsule discloses when ripe a mass of seeds resembling a blackberry

{n: bladderpod} annual or perennial herbs with inflated seed pods; some placed in genus Lesquerella

{n: blooming, bloom} the organic process of bearing flowers
"you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

{n: boll} the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

{n: bonduc nut, nicker nut, nicker seed} hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry

{n: bonduc, bonduc tree, Caesalpinia bonduc, Caesalpinia bonducella} tropical tree with large prickly pods of seeds that resemble beans and are used for jewelry and rosaries

{n: bracelet wood, Jacquinia armillaris} small West Indian shrub or tree with hard glossy seeds patterned yellow and brown that are used to make bracelets

{n: bran} broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

{n: breadfruit} a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts

{n: broad bean, broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia faba} Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder

{n: broad bean, fava bean, horsebean} seed of the broad-bean plant

{n: broadcaster, spreader} a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions

{n: buckeye, horse chestnut, conker} the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut

{n: buckwheat, Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum esculentum} a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour

{n: bunting} any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America

{n: bunya bunya, bunya bunya tree, Araucaria bidwillii} Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law

{n: bur, burr} seed vessel having hooks or prickles

{n: cabbage bark, cabbage-bark tree, cabbage tree, Andira inermis} tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding strong durable wood; bark and seeds used as a purgative and vermifuge and narcotic

{n: cacao bean, cocoa bean} seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate

{n: cajan pea, pigeon pea, dahl} small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant

{n: calabar bean, ordeal bean} dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft

{n: canary grass, birdseed grass, Phalaris canariensis} Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds

{n: canary seed} a mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds

{n: candlenut} seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes

{n: caper spurge, myrtle spurge, mole plant, Euphorbia lathyris} poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil

{n: capsule} a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses

{n: caracolito, Ruptiliocarpon caracolito} large Costa Rican tree having light-colored wood suitable for cabinetry; similar to the African lepidobotrys in wood structure as well as in fruit and flowers and leaves and seeds; often classified in other families

{n: caraway seed bread} bread containing caraway seeds

{n: caraway seed} aromatic seeds of the caraway plant; used widely as seasoning

{n: caraway, Carum carvi} a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed

{n: cardamom, cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum} rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning

{n: cardamom, cardamon, cardamum} aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces

{n: carob, carob powder, Saint-John's-bread} powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute

{n: caruncle, caruncula} an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

{n: castor bean} the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil

{n: castor oil} a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically

{n: castor-oil plant, castor bean plant, palma christi, palma christ, Ricinus communis} large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics

{n: cat's-claw, catclaw, black bead, Pithecellodium unguis-cati} erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida

{n: cat's-tail, bullrush, bulrush, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia} tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa

{n: cayenne, cayenne pepper, red pepper} ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum

{n: celery salt} ground celery seed and salt

{n: celery seed} seed of the celery plant used as seasoning

{n: cembra nut, cedar nut} the seed of the Swiss pine

{n: chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble} material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

{n: chaulmoogra, chaulmoogra tree, chaulmugra, Hydnocarpus kurzii, Taraktagenos kurzii, Taraktogenos kurzii} East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy

{n: cherry stone} the stone seed of a cherry

{n: chickpea, chickpea plant, Egyptian pea, Cicer arietinum} Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds

{n: chickpea, garbanzo} the seed of the chickpea plant

{n: clammy locust, Robinia viscosa} small rough-barked locust of southeastern United States having racemes of pink flowers and glutinous branches and seeds

{n: clementine} a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds

{n: coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee} a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

{n: coffee senna, mogdad coffee, styptic weed, stinking weed, Senna occidentalis, Cassia occidentalis} very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia

{n: coma} a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed

{n: common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris} the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods

{n: common fennel, Foeniculum vulgare} strongly aromatic with a smell of aniseed; leaves and seeds used for seasoning

{n: common sunflower, mirasol, Helianthus annuus} annual sunflower grown for silage and for its seeds which are a source of oil; common throughout United States and much of North America

{n: common vetchling, meadow pea, yellow vetchling, Lathyrus pratensis} scrambling perennial Eurasian wild pea having yellowish flowers and compressed seed pods; cultivated for forage

{n: coral bean tree, Erythrina corallodendrum} deciduous shrub having racemes of deep red flowers and black-spotted red seeds

{n: coral tree, erythrina} any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental

{n: coriander, coriander plant, Chinese parsley, cilantro, Coriandrum sativum} Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

{n: coriander, coriander seed} dried coriander seeds used whole or ground

{n: corn cockle, corn campion, crown-of-the-field, Agrostemma githago} European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America

{n: cotton gin, gin} a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

{n: cotton, cotton plant} erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers

{n: cottonseed} seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil

{n: cottonwood} any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed

{n: cotyledon, seed leaf} embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants

{n: cowpea, black-eyed pea} fruit or seed of the cowpea plant

{n: creeping snowberry, moxie plum, maidenhair berry, Gaultheria hispidula} slow-growing procumbent evergreen shrublet of northern North America and Japan having white flowers and numerous white fleshy rough and hairy seeds

{n: crotalaria, rattlebox} any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops

{n: croton oil} viscid acrid brownish-yellow oil from the seeds of Croton tiglium having a violent cathartic action

{n: cumin, Cuminum cyminum} dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds

{n: cumin, cumin seed} aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family

{n: curry powder} pungent blend of cumin and ground coriander seed and turmeric and other spices

{n: dandelion, blowball} any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls

{n: darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum} weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

{n: date} sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed

{n: dehiscence} (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

{n: desert willow, Chilopsis linearis} evergreen shrubby tree resembling a willow of dry regions of southwestern North America having showy purplish flowers and long seed pods

{n: dibble, dibber} a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs

{n: dicot family, magnoliopsid family} family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination

{n: dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus} genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination

{n: dika bread} somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples

{n: dika nut} edible oil-rich seed of wild mango

{n: dill pickle} pickle preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed

{n: dill seed} seed of the dill plant used as seasoning

{n: dill, Anethum graveolens} aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning

{n: dissilience} the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe

{n: divi-divi, Caesalpinia coriaria} small thornless tree or shrub of tropical America whose seed pods are a source of tannin

{n: divi-divi} twisted seed pods of the divi-divi tree; source of tannin

{n: dropseed, drop-seed} a grass of the genus Sporobolus

{n: drupe, stone fruit} fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube

{n: durian} huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts

{n: edible fat} oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue

{n: edible fruit} edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

{n: edible nut} a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell

{n: edible seed} many are used as seasoning

{n: embryo} (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

{n: endosperm} nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

{n: ephedra, joint fir} jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds

{n: falafel, felafel} small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds

{n: fallow} cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

{n: fennel seed} aromatic anis-scented seeds

{n: fennel} any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems

{n: fennel} fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture

{n: fenugreek, Greek clover, Trigonella foenumgraecum} annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry

{n: fenugreek, fenugreek seed} aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry

{n: fern seed} the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible

{n: field pea} coarse small-seeded pea often used as food when young and tender

{n: field pea} seed of the field pea plant

{n: field soybean} seeds used as livestock feed

{n: finch} any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

{n: finger millet, ragi, ragee, African millet, coracan, corakan, kurakkan, Eleusine coracana} East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient

{n: fir cone} the seed-producing cone of a fir tree

{n: flageolet, haricot} a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried

{n: flax} plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem

{n: fleawort, psyllium, Spanish psyllium, Plantago psyllium} plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

{n: fringepod, lacepod} annual herb having pinnatifid basal leaves and slender racemes of small white flowers followed by one-seeded winged silicles

{n: fruit} the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

{n: funicle, funiculus} the stalk of a plant ovule or seed

{n: galbulus} the seed-producing cone of a cypress tree

{n: garden nasturtium, Indian cress, Tropaeolum majus} strong-growing annual climber having large flowers of all shades of orange from orange-red to yellowish orange and seeds that are pickled and used like capers

{n: garden pea} the flattened to cylindric inflated multi-seeded fruit of the common pea plant

{n: genus Capsicum, Capsicum} chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers

{n: genus Gnetum} type genus of the Gnetaceae; small trees or shrubs usually with climbing jointed stems and terminal spikes of flowers with orange-red seeds clustered in rough cones

{n: germination, sprouting} the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow

{n: ginkgo, gingko, maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba} deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree

{n: gliricidia} any of several small deciduous trees valued for their dark wood and dense racemes of nectar-rich pink flowers grown in great profusion on arching branches; roots and bark and leaves and seeds are poisonous

{n: globulin} a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed

{n: glutelin} a simple protein found in the seeds of cereals

{n: gnetum, Gnetum gnemon} small tropical tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves; exploited for its edible young leaves and seeds that provide a fine flour

{n: goat grass, Aegilops triuncalis} European grass naturalized as a weed in North America; sharp-pointed seeds cause injury when eaten by livestock

{n: gold of pleasure, Camelina sativa} annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America

{n: grains of paradise, Guinea grains, Guinea pepper, melagueta pepper, Aframomum melegueta} West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds

{n: grass pea, Indian pea, khesari, Lathyrus sativus} European annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere

{n: green soybean} seeds shelled and cooked as lima beans

{n: groundsel tree, groundsel bush, consumption weed, cotton-seed tree, Baccharis halimifolia} a shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts

{n: guar gum} a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth

{n: guar, cluster bean, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, Cyamopsis psoraloides} drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material

{n: gymnosperm} plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary

{n: hegari} Sudanese sorghums having white seeds; one variety grown in southwestern United States

{n: hilum} the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

{n: hog peanut, wild peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Amphicarpa bracteata} vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts

{n: honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos} tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate Old World

{n: horse chestnut, buckeye, Aesculus hippocastanum} tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds

{n: hull} dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

{n: husk} outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

{n: hyacinth bean, bonavist, Indian bean, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab} perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

{n: hydnocarpus oil} oil from seeds of trees of the genus Hydnocarpus especially Hydnocarpus wightiana (Hydnocarpus laurifolia)

{n: insemination} the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)

{n: integument} an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell

{n: ivory nut, vegetable ivory, apple nut} nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons

{n: jack bean, wonder bean, giant stock bean, Canavalia ensiformis} annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage

{n: jackfruit, jackfruit tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus} East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds

{n: jackfruit, jak, jack} immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted

{n: jumby bead, jumbie bead, Ormosia coarctata} West Indian tree similar to Ormosia monosperma but larger and having smaller leaflets and smaller seeds

{n: jumping bean, jumping seed, Mexican jumping bean} seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble

{n: kaffir boom, Cape kafferboom, Erythrina caffra} small semi-evergreen broad-spreading tree of eastern South Africa with orange-scarlet flowers and small coral-red seeds; yields a light soft wood used for fence posts or shingles

{n: kaffir boom, Transvaal kafferboom, Erythrina lysistemon} small semi-evergreen tree of South Africa having dense clusters of clear scarlet flowers and red seeds

{n: kaiser roll} rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center

{n: kalumpang, Java olives, Sterculia foetida} large tree of Old World tropics having foul-smelling orange-red blossoms followed by red pods enclosing oil-rich seeds sometimes used as food

{n: kapok, ceiba tree, silk-cotton tree, white silk-cotton tree, Bombay ceiba, God tree, Ceiba pentandra} massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber

{n: kernel, meat} the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
"black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"

{n: kola nut, cola nut} bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract

{n: kudzu, kudzu vine, Pueraria lobata} fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States

{n: kummel} liqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin

{n: legume} the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case

{n: lentil, lentil plant, Lens culinaris} widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder

{n: lentil} round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food

{n: lentil} the fruit or seed of a lentil plant

{n: lepidobotrys} African tree often classified in other families; similar to the Costa Rican caracolito in wood structure as well as in fruit and flowers and leaves and seeds

{n: lima bean, lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis} bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds

{n: linseed oil, flaxseed oil} a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints

{n: linseed, flaxseed} the seed of flax used as a source of oil

{n: litchi, litchi nut, litchee, lichi, leechee, lichee, lychee} Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried

{n: loment} pods constricted between seeds and breaking apart when ripe into one-seed segments

{n: lovage, Levisticum officinale} herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds

{n: lovage} stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers

{n: love-lies-bleeding, velvet flower, tassel flower, Amaranthus caudatus} young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal

{n: macadamia nut} nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat

{n: mace} spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

{n: mango} large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed

{n: maple} any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

{n: marang} tropical fruit from the Philippines having a mass of small seeds embedded in sweetish white pulp

{n: meal} coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse

{n: mericarp} a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity

{n: milkweed, silkweed} any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts

{n: millet} small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica

{n: monocot family, liliopsid family} family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed

{n: monocot genus, liliopsid genus} genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed

{n: moonseed} plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seeds

{n: mung, mung bean, green gram, golden gram, Vigna radiata, Phaseolus aureus} erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

{n: mustard oil} oil obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap

{n: mustard seed} black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders

{n: mustard, table mustard} pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds

{n: nakedwood, Eugenia dicrana} tree of extreme southern Florida and West Indies having thin scaly bark and aromatic fruits and seeds and yielding hard heavy close-grained zebrawood

{n: nasturtium} flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings

{n: navy bean, pea bean, white bean} white-seeded bean; usually dried

{n: necklace tree} a tree of the genus Ormosia having seeds used as beads

{n: neem cake} residue after oil is pressed from neem seeds

{n: neem seed} seed of neem trees; source of pesticides and fertilizer and medicinal products

{n: neem, neem tree, nim tree, margosa, arishth, Azadirachta indica, Melia Azadirachta} large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia

{n: nipa palm, Nipa fruticans} any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds

{n: nitta tree} any of several Old World tropical trees of the genus Parkia having heads of red or yellow flowers followed by pods usually containing edible seeds and pulp

{n: nut pine} any of several pinons bearing edible nutlike seeds

{n: nutmeg, nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans} East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace

{n: nutmeg} hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground

{n: nut} usually large hard-shelled seed

{n: nux vomica} a medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree; contains strychnine and brucine; formerly used as a stimulant

{n: oat} seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')

{n: obeche, obechi, arere, samba, Triplochiton scleroxcylon} large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood

{n: oilseed, oil-rich seed} any of several seeds that yield oil

{n: olive} one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish

{n: opium} an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy

{n: ovule} a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

{n: parthenocarpy} (botany) the development of a fruit without fertilization or seeds

{n: pea tree, caragana} any plant of the genus Caragana having even-pinnate leaves and mostly yellow flowers followed by seeds in a linear pod

{n: pea weevil, Bruchus pisorum} larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant

{n: pea, pea plant} a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds

{n: peach pit} the stone seed of a peach

{n: peanut, earthnut, goober, goober pea, groundnut, monkey nut} pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

{n: peanut, peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea} widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground

{n: pea} seed of a pea plant used for food

{n: pea} the fruit or seed of a pea plant

{n: pericarp, seed vessel} the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

{n: perisperm} the nutritive tissue outside the sac containing the embryo in some seeds

{n: pigweed, Amaranthus hypochondriacus} leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China

{n: pine nut, pignolia, pinon nut} edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America

{n: pinecone} the seed-producing cone of a pine tree

{n: pink bollworm, Gelechia gossypiella} larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls

{n: pip} a small hard seed found in some fruits

{n: plantain} any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally

{n: planter} a worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground

{n: planting} putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
"the planting of corn is hard work"

{n: plum-yew} any of several evergreen trees and shrubs of eastern Asia resembling yew and having large seeds enclosed in a fleshy envelope; sometimes cultivated as ornamentals

{n: pod, cod, seedcase} the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

{n: pod, seedpod} a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

{n: podocarp} any evergreen in the southern hemisphere of the genus Podocarpus having a pulpy fruit with one hard seed

{n: poison bush, poison pea, gastrolobium} any of various Australian evergreen shrubs of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled compound leaves poisonous to livestock and showy yellow to deep reddish-orange flowers followed by two-seeded pods

{n: pome, false fruit} a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part

{n: pomegranate, pomegranate tree, Punica granatum} shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit

{n: pomegranate} large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind

{n: poppy seed} small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items

{n: pork-and-veal goulash} made with sauerkraut and caraway seeds and served with sour cream

{n: portia tree, bendy tree, seaside mahoe, Thespesia populnea} pantropical tree of usually seacoasts sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its rounded heart-shaped leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers; yields valuable pink to dark red close-grained wood and oil from its seeds

{n: prince's-feather, gentleman's-cane, prince's-plume, red amaranth, purple amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys} tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal

{n: pulse} edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)

{n: pumpkin seed} the edible seed of a pumpkin

{n: pumpkin, pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo} a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

{n: pyrene} the small hard nutlet of a drupe or drupelet; the seed and the hard endocarp that surrounds it

{n: pyxidium, pyxis} fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released

{n: quandong nut} edible nutlike seed of the quandong fruit

{n: quandong, quandang, quandong tree, Eucarya acuminata, Fusanus acuminatus} Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seed

{n: quandong, quandong tree, Brisbane quandong, silver quandong tree, blue fig, Elaeocarpus grandis} Australian tree having hard white timber and glossy green leaves with white flowers followed by one-seeded glossy blue fruit

{n: quickening} the process of showing signs of life
"the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"

{n: raffinose} a trisaccharide that occurs in sugar beets and cotton seeds and certain cereals

{n: rain tree, saman, monkeypod, monkey pod, zaman, zamang, Albizia saman} large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

{n: rape, colza, Brassica napus} Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

{n: rapeseed} seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil

{n: rice} annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

{n: rye} the seed of the cereal grass

{n: safflower oil} oil from safflower seeds used as food as well as in medicines and paints

{n: safflower oil} oil from seeds of the safflower plant

{n: safflower seed} seed of the safflower

{n: safflower, false saffron, Carthamus tinctorius} thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil

{n: samara, key fruit, key} a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

{n: scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer} an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

{n: schizocarp} a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed

{n: seed beetle, seed weevil} a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes

{n: seed catalog, seed catalogue} a list advertising seeds and their prices

{n: seed corn, seed grain} good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting

{n: seed fern, pteridosperm} an extinct seed-producing fernlike plant of the order Cycadofilicales (or group Pteridospermae)

{n: seed lac} granular material obtained from stick lac by crushing and washing

{n: seed money} capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise

{n: seed oyster} a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation

{n: seed pearl} a small imperfect pearl

{n: seed shrimp, mussel shrimp, ostracod} tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell

{n: seed stock} a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting

{n: seedcake, seed cake} a sweet cake flavored with sesame or caraway seeds and lemon

{n: seeded player, seed} one of the outstanding players in a tournament

{n: seeded raisin} seeded grape that has been dried

{n: seeder, cloud seeder} a person who seeds clouds

{n: seeder} a kitchen utensil that removes seeds from fruit

{n: seeder} a mechanical device that sows grass seed or grain evenly over the ground

{n: seedling} young plant or tree grown from a seed

{n: seedsman, seedman} a dealer in seeds

{n: seedtime} the time during which seeds should be planted

{n: seed} a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

{n: seed} a small hard fruit

{n: semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come} the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

{n: sesame oil} oil obtained from sesame seeds

{n: sesame seed, benniseed} small oval seeds of the sesame plant

{n: sesame, benne, benni, benny, Sesamum indicum} East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil

{n: shell bean, shell bean plant} a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod

{n: sieva bean, butter bean, butter-bean plant, lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus} bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds

{n: silique, siliqua} narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae

{n: silkworm seed} eggs of a silkworm

{n: silver iodide} an iodide that is used in photography, in seeding clouds to make rain, and in medicine

{n: simple fruit, bacca} an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry

{n: siris, siris tree, Albizia lebbeck, Albizzia lebbeck} large spreading Old World tree having large leaves and globose clusters of greenish-yellow flowers and long seed pods that clatter in the wind

{n: souari nut} a large nutlike seed of a South American tree

{n: souari, souari nut, souari tree, Caryocar nuciferum} large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil

{n: sour gourd} acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds

{n: source, seed, germ} anything that provides inspiration for later work

{n: soy, soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max} erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia

{n: sparrow, true sparrow} any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects

{n: spermatophyte, phanerogam, seed plant} plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores

{n: spinach, spinach plant, prickly-seeded spinach, Spinacia oleracea} southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves

{n: sprout} a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

{n: squirting cucumber, exploding cucumber, touch-me-not, Ecballium elaterium} Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched

{n: starch, amylum} a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

{n: stickweed} any of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing

{n: stone parsley, Sison amomum} a slender roadside herb of western Europe and Mediterranean areas that has foliage resembling parsley and has white flowers with aromatic seeds

{n: stone pine, umbrella pine, European nut pine, Pinus pinea} medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds

{n: stone, pit, endocarp} the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"

{n: stratification} the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination

{n: strawberry bush, wahoo, Euonymus americanus} upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds; the eastern United States from New York to Florida and Texas

{n: strawberry tree, Irish strawberry, Arbutus unedo} small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor

{n: strophanthus} any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Strophanthus having whorled leaves and showy flowers of various colors in dense and corymbose clusters; some have poisonous seeds

{n: summer squash, summer squash vine, Cucurbita pepo melopepo} any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden

{n: summer squash} any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden

{n: sunflower oil, sunflower-seed oil} oil from sunflower seeds

{n: sunflower seed} edible seed of sunflowers; used as food and poultry feed and as a source of oil

{n: sweet cicely} fresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables; dried seeds used in confectionery and liqueurs

{n: sweetsop, anon, sugar apple} sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds

{n: sweetsop, sweetsop tree, Annona squamosa} tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds

{n: tahini} a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds

{n: tamarind, tamarindo} large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys

{n: testa, episperm, seed coat} protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants

{n: three-seeded mercury, Acalypha virginica} weedy herb of eastern North America

{n: thresher, thrasher, threshing machine} a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

{n: threshing} the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
"they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"

{n: tonka bean, coumara nut} fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla

{n: tonka bean, tonka bean tree, Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata} tall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavoring

{n: tung oil, Chinese wood oil} a yellow oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree

{n: tung tree, tung, tung-oil tree, Aleurites fordii} Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil

{n: vanilla bean} long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring

{n: vegetable, veggie} edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

{n: vegetable} any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower

{n: wahoo, burning bush, Euonymus atropurpureus} deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

{n: walnut} nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell

{n: washout, wash} the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

{n: water chinquapin, American lotus, yanquapin, Nelumbo lutea} water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds

{n: water chinquapin} edible nutlike seeds of an American lotus having the flavor of a chinquapin

{n: weeping tree broom} small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent two-seeded pods

{n: weevil} any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

{n: white maire, Olea lanceolata} small New Zealand tree having red pulpy one-seeded fruit

{n: white mustard, Brassica hirta, Sinapis alba} Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil

{n: whitlow grass, shadflower, shad-flower, Draba verna} annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules

{n: wild mango, dika, wild mango tree, Irvingia gabonensis} African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites

{n: willowherb} a plant of the genus Epilobium having pink or yellow flowers and seeds with silky hairs

{n: winged pigweed, tumbleweed, Cycloloma atriplicifolium} bushy annual weed of central North America having greenish flowers and winged seeds

{n: winter sweet, poison arrow plant, Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis} medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits

{n: yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus} Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils

{v: broadcast} sow over a wide area, especially by hand
"broadcast seeds"

{v: fructify} become productive or fruitful
"The seeds fructified"

{v: gin} separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

{v: inseminate, sow, sow in} place seeds in or on (the ground)
"sow the ground with sunflower seeds"

{v: plant, set} put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

{v: reseed} maintain by self-seeding
"Some plants reseed themselves indefinitely"

{v: reseed} seed again or anew

{v: scarify} scratch the surface of
"scarify seeds"

{v: scatter} sow by scattering
"scatter seeds"

{v: seed} bear seeds

{v: seed} distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

{v: seed} go to seed ; shed seeds
"The dandelions went to seed"

{v: seed} help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

{v: seed} inoculate with microorganisms

{v: seed} remove the seeds from
"seed grapes"

{v: seed} sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
"seed clouds"

{v: sow, sough, seed} place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
"She sowed sunflower seeds"

{v: stratify} render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
"stratify seeds"

{v: thrash, thresh} beat the seeds out of a grain

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