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noun seed pronunciation in British English /siːd/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a small hard part produced by a plant that can grow into a new plant of the same type
    a packet of seeds
    sow/plant seed(s): You can sow grass seed to cover the worn patches.
    grow something from seed: I grew these herbs from seed.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a seed that you eat or use to give flavour to food
      a packet of sesame/sunflower/cumin seeds
    2. b.
  2. 2
    [countable] a player or team that has been given a number that shows how likely they are to win a competition
    number one/top seed (=considered most likely to win): the number one seed

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