seedling
noun Date: 1660 1. a young plant grown from seed 2. a. a young tree before it becomes a sapling b. a nursery plant not yet transplanted • seedling adjective

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  • Seedling — Seed ling, n. (Bot.) A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seedling — (n.) young plant developed from seed, 1660, from SEED (Cf. seed) (n.) with dim. suffix LING (Cf. ling) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seedling — ► NOUN ▪ a young plant raised from seed …   English terms dictionary

  • seedling — [sēdliŋ] n. 1. a plant grown from a seed, rather than from a cutting, etc. 2. any young plant; esp., a small, young tree …   English World dictionary

  • Seedling — A seedling is a young plant sporophyte developing out of a plant embryo from a seed. Seedling development starts with germination of the seed. A typical young seedling consists of three main parts: the radicle (embryonic root), the hypocotyl… …   Wikipedia

  • seedling — UK [ˈsiːdlɪŋ] / US [ˈsɪdlɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms seedling : singular seedling plural seedlings a young plant that has grown from a seed …   English dictionary

  • seedling — 1. adjective which is a seedling (see below) 2. noun a) A young plant grown from seed b) Any young, especially …   Wiktionary

  • seedling — noun Seedling is used after these nouns: ↑weed …   Collocations dictionary

  • seedling — [[t]si͟ːdlɪŋ[/t]] seedlings N COUNT A seedling is a young plant that has been grown from a seed …   English dictionary

  • seedling — /ˈsidlɪŋ / (say seedling) noun a young plant developed from the embryo after germination of a seed. {seed + ling1} …   Australian English dictionary

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