Translation of seed in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (of plant) sunflower seedssemillas (feminine plural) de girasol→ sow1 1 1
pipas (feminine plural) (Spain)Example sentences1.2 uncountable (collectively)
semillas (feminine plural)I grew these tomatoes from seed
- 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.
simiente (feminine)estos tomates los planté en almácigothe plant is in seedla planta ha granadoto go o run to seed (lit) (plant) (deteriorate) you've run to seed since you stopped joggingte has abandonado desde que dejaste de hacer footinga great actor gone to seedun gran actor en decadenciaseed potatoespapas (feminine plural) or (Spain) patatas (feminine plural) de siembraExample sentences
- 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 countable (origins) (often plural) the seeds of the rebellionel germen or la semilla de la revueltato sow the seeds of doubtsembrar (el germen de) la dudaExample sentences
- 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 countable (Sport)cabeza (masculine and feminine) de seriethe first/second seed
sembrado, (-da) (masculine, feminine) (Mexico)el primer/segundo cabeza de serie
el clasificado número uno/dos para el torneo
el sembrado en primer/segundo lugar (Mexico)Example sentences
- 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.
- 4 [literary] 4.1 uncountable (sperm) 4.2 countable or uncountable (offspring, descendants) (+ singular or plural verb)Example sentences
- The key is that the promise was made to Abraham and to his seed, that is, to one seed, to one offspring.
- In a similar way, human males feel a biological need to release their seed at frequent intervals.
- He only has two functional modes: he's either quoting the encyclopedia or looking to release his seed.
- 1 1.1 (sow with seeds)to seed something
withsomethingsembrar algoto seed a field with barley dealgosembrar un campo de cebada1.2 (remove seeds from)(fruit)
quitarle las pepitas or semillas aExample sentences1.3 (Meteorol)
- Peel the garlic and chop it finely, then seed and chop the chillies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 (Sport) (usually passive) a seeded playerun jugador cabeza de serie
un sembrado (Mexico)Example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (form seeds)(plant)1.2 (plant seeds)
- 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.
- They seed around a good deal, so new plants are always coming on to replace those that fade out.
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