The word seed is a noun. Seed means (1) the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract, (2) anything that provides inspiration for later work, (3) one of the outstanding players in a tournament, (4) a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa, (5) a small hard fruit.
Seed is also a verb that means (1) remove the seeds from, (2) inoculate with microorganisms, (3) sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain, (4) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds, (5) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth, (6) go to seed; shed seeds, (7) bear seeds, (8) help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money.
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