1. (n.) Plural of Seed.

2. (n.) A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.

3. (n.) Any small seed like fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.

4. (n.) The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural.

5. (n.) That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.

6. (n.) The principle of production.

7. (n.) Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

8. (n.) Race; generation; birth.

9. (v. t.) To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.

10. (v. t.) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seed like decorations.

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