Seedier
Seedy Seed"y, a. [Compar. {Seedier}; superl. {Seediest}.] 1. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy. [1913 Webster]

3. Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy; a seedy coat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Little Flanigan here . . . is a little seedy, as we say among us that practice the law. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{Seedy toe}, an affection of a horse's foot, in which a cavity filled with horn powder is formed between the lamin[ae] and the wall of the hoof. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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