from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sowing: the act of disseminating; insemination.
  • noun Propagation; breeding.
  • noun In botany, the natural dispersion of seeds; the process of seeding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of sowing or spreading.
  • noun (Bot.) Natural dispersion of seeds.

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  • noun The act of sowing or spreading.
  • noun botany The natural dispersion of seeds.


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Latin seminatio: compare French sémination.


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