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seed corn

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Definición de seed corn en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1Good-quality corn kept for seed.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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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