There are 2 translations of seed in Spanish:

seed1

Pronunciation: /siːd/

n

  • 1 1.1 c (of plant) semilla (f), simiente (f) [literario/literary]; (of orange, grape) (AmE) pepita (f), semilla (f) sunflower seeds semillas (fpl) de girasol, pipas (fpl) (Esp) sow1 1 1
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    • The proportion of flowers and ovules that develop into fruits and seeds in flowering plants rarely reaches 1.
    • In maize, as in all flowering plants, the seed develops inside a coat of maternal origin.
    • We collected fruits and counted the total number of flowers, fruits, and fully developed undamaged seeds from each plant.
    1.2 u (collectively) semillas (fpl), simiente (f) I grew these tomatoes from seed estos tomates los planté en almácigo the plant is in seed la planta ha granado to go o run to seed (lit) [plant] granar (deteriorate) you've run to seed since you stopped jogging te has abandonado desde que dejaste de hacer footing a great actor gone to seed un gran actor en decadencia (before n) seed capital capital (m) simiente or iniciador seed potatoes papas (fpl) or (Esp) patatas (fpl) de siembra seed tray almácigo (m) en bandeja ( or caja etc)
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    • Dovuro organises production of commercial quantities of seed, and markets seeds to distributors.
    • Mike and Polly travel extensively, especially to the USA, bringing back small quantities of seed from which they grow stock plants.
    • In more trials with indigenous plants, his immediate challenge was to amass sufficient quantities of seed so that large areas might be replanted.
  • 2 c (origins) (often pl) germen (m), semilla (f) the seeds of the rebellion el germen or la semilla de la revuelta to sow the seeds of doubt sembrar* (el germen de) la duda
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    • More bad publicity in the media has suggested that all may not be well with new homes, sowing seeds of doubts in the minds of potential buyers.
    • Sadly, while Franklin sows seeds of reasonable doubt in the early going, before long the answers are agonizingly clear.
    • If we had scored it could possibly have sowed some seeds of doubt in their minds and raised our confidence levels.
  • 3 c [Sport] cabeza (mf) de serie, sembrado, -da (m,f) (Méx) the first/second seed el primer/segundo cabeza de serie, el clasificado número uno/dos para el torneo, el sembrado en primer/segundo lugar (Méx)
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    • There is no debating Illinois' position as a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
    • ‘We will look at the top seeds at this tournament for the India trip because it is the only way we can send the right body builders,’ he said.
    • Pakistan have been placed in Pool A of the Olympic tournament with top seeds Germany, Spain, Korea, Great Britain and Egypt.

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Word of the day lámpara
f
lamp …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of seed in Spanish:

seed2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (sow) [Agr] [Hort] to seed sth with sth sembrar* algo de algo to seed a field with barley sembrar un campo de cebada
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    • The plots' nine species are based on surveys of what northeastern dairy farmers use to seed their grazing lands.
    • At the USDA's urging, and at a subsidised price, much of the abandoned land was seeded with crested wheat grass and it continued to be the plant of choice under the federal Conservation Reserve Program for many years.
    • It is also good weather for land being ploughed and seeded.
    1.2 (remove seeds from) [fruit] quitarle las pepitas or semillas a
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    • Peel the garlic and chop it finely, then seed and chop the chillies.
    1.3 [Meteo] [cloud] bombardear
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    • This has mainly been done by seeding the clouds with silver iodide, which greatly reduces the size of the hail.
    • Aeroplanes fly into the ‘right’ clouds and seed them to induce the supercooled water droplets to freeze and become tiny ice crystals which then fall as rain.
    • Weather Bureau researchers believed seeding a hurricane's eye wall could reduce the storm's intensity.
  • 2 [Sport] (usu pass) a seeded player un jugador cabeza de serie, un sembrado (Méx)
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    • The Islanders are seeded 86th in the tournament and drew with Zimbabwe in the previous round.
    • For their part, the Czechs may not be the best people to ask about the advantages of being seeded for a major tournament.
    • On a positive side for other teams, if they know where they're going to be seeded in the play-offs, they can rest some players and have a fresh first round.

vi

  • 1.1 (form seeds) [plant] granar 1.2 (plant seeds) sembrar*
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    • Snow peas love cool weather and can be seeded into the ground at the last frost date.
    • Broccoli and cauliflower directly seeded in the garden have had their baby leaves completely eaten.
    • Three legumes were seeded in late February 1995 with a no-till drill.
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    • They seed around a good deal, so new plants are always coming on to replace those that fade out.

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Word of the day lámpara
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lamp …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.