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noun British English pronunciation: seed /siːd/ 
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pluralseeds

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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. 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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