Definition of seed corn in English:

seed corn

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Good-quality corn kept for seed.
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    • It is a trap similar to the one that peasants enter when they feed seedcorn to their starving children.
  • 1.1British Assets set aside for the generation of profit or other benefit in the future: small businesses are the seedcorn of the economy the provision of seedcorn capital
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    • Selectively chosen, these customers are the seedcorn of the future.
    • What we had to do was to demonstrate that this was seedcorn, and that the money invested in the genome was money well spent.

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