Definition of self-sow in English:

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self-sow

Pronunciation: /selfˈsō/

verb

[no object]
(Of a plant) propagate itself by seed: (as adjective self-sown) a batch of self-sown seedlings
More example sentences
  • Plants left standing through winter may self-sow, resulting in seedlings for new plantings or to give away.
  • In the rock garden, where the soil is not disturbed by digging, they self-sow prolifically and each spring there are many baby plants.
  • Rocket left to go to seed will self-sow so prolifically all over the garden that only once in your life do you have to fork out for a packet.

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Syllabification: self-sow

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