seed stock
noun Date: 1926 a supply (as of seed) for planting; broadly a source of new individuals <
seed stock for hardy dairy cattle
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • seed|stock — seed stock, or seed|stock «SEED STOK», noun. 1. a stock of seed kept for sowing. 2. a stock of animals, such as cattle, kept only for breeding purposes …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed stock — noun a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting • Hypernyms: ↑store, ↑stock, ↑fund • Hyponyms: ↑seed corn, ↑seed grain * * * noun 1. : a supply of seed …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed stock — noun a) A stock of seed The estates present seed stock comprises seedlings, bulbs and various nuts b) Any supply for planting in general Sustainable hunting and fishing cares as much for its seed stock as for catch or haul See Also: seedcake …   Wiktionary

  • Seed Stock — An investment security that is based on shares of a publicly traded, agriculture based company that is involved in plant research and development. A seed stock is any stock that represents a company that researches and produces seeds for planting …   Investment dictionary

  • seed corn — noun good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting • Syn: ↑seed grain • Hypernyms: ↑seed stock * * * ears or kernels of corn set apart as seed. [1585 95] * * * seed corn noun 1. Grain for sowing …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed plant — noun A plant which reproduces by breading seeds in the wide sense of the term, including spores etc. The typical (higher) seed plants are called Spermatophyta See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern, seedful …   Wiktionary

  • seed leaf — noun (One of the) first leaf/leaves a seed plants embryo develops Syn: cotyledon See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern …   Wiktionary

  • seed vessel — noun The ripened and otherwise modified wall of a plant ovary Syn: pericarp See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder, seed fern …   Wiktionary

  • seed pearl — noun a) A tiny, often irregular pearl b) Some minute pearls worked into a bedding See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seed coat, seedeater, seeder …   Wiktionary

  • seed coat — noun The protective outer cover of a seed See Also: seedcake, seedcase, seedeater, seeder, seed fern, seedful, seed leaf, seedling …   Wiktionary

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