from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A young plant, especially one that grows from a seed, rather than from a cutting, for example.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layering, or from a budded or grafted tree or shrub.
- Produced from the seed: as, a seedling pansy.
- noun In forestry, specifically, a tree (grown from seed) which has not reached a height of three feet. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like.
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- adjective which is a seedling (see below)
- noun botany A young
plantgrown from seed
- noun Any young, especially
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun young plant or tree grown from a seed
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So it turns out that all seeds have storage foods in them to nourish the seedling until the seedling is big enough that it can nourish itself by photosynthesis, and so different seeds use different foods to feed the seedlings.
While the box itself served to illustrate the characteristics of the timber, the interior was reserved for an exposition of the whole natural history of the plant … a complete seedling is included to one side, with its roots, seminal capsule and first pair of leaves.
Two years ago we planted oba/shiso and got a huge crop; with 10 leaves costing 80 to 100 yen per pack, and us going through up to 50 per week, 200 yen for a seedling from the garden centre is a wonderful bargain.
What mysterious force guided the seedling from the dark earth up to the light, through leaf and stem and bud, to glorious fulfilment in the perfect flower?
We will have a free raffle. 10 guests will receive their very own seedling from the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant at home.
The term "seedling" -- "bia" -- was the same as the word for "money" in the central Thai dialect used by the central bankers in Bangkok.
My layman’s belief is that something I call seedling vertical stacking is as important as El Nino in determining whether a season is active.
The center of the seedling is the area of purple and blue.
The seedling will be a unique combination of the characteristics of its two parents.
Mr. O'Rourke: I quite agree with Mr. Davidson that the nurserymen should state that a seedling is a seedling when it is a seedling.