seed
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seed(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la semilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Most of the seeds are spread by the wind.La mayoría de las semillas se desperdigan con el viento.
b. la simiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Only 60% of the seeds germinated in winter.Solo un 60 % de la simiente germinó en invierno.
c. la pepita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He says the secret to his sauce is to leave in the seeds of the tomato.Dice que el secreto de su salsa está en dejar las pepitas del tomate.
d. la pipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack.Las pipas de calabaza tostadas son un tentempié saludable.
2. (origin)
a. la semilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He said that drugs contain the seed that leads to self-destruction.Dijo que las drogas contienen la semilla que lleva a la perdición.
b. el germen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The soul is the seed of life.El alma es el germen de la vida.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(sperm)
a. la semilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The king was desperate because his seed produced no heirs.El rey estaba desesperado porque su semilla no producía herederos.
b. la simiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Spanish conquistadors spread their seed all over the Americas.Los conquistadores españoles esparcieron su simiente por toda América.
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(offspring)
a. la progenie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Cain and Abel were the seed of Adam and Eve.Caín y Abel eran la progenie de Adán y Eva.
5. (sports)
a. el cabeza de serie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cabeza de serie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Argentina is not among the ten seeds.Argentina no está entre los diez cabezas de serie.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to plant seeds)
a. sembrar
No matter how many times we seed, nothing grows here.Aunque sembremos mil veces, aquí jamás crece nada.
7. (to form seeds)
a. granar
The trees seeded even after the flood.Los árboles granaron incluso después de la inundación.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to plant)
a. sembrar
The yard had a newly-seeded lawn.El jardín tenía el césped recién sembrado.
b. sembrar en
I seeded the back of my yard with grass.Sembré pasto en el fondo de mi jardín.
9. (to take out seeds)
a. despepitar
If you don't want it too spicy, seed the jalapeño pepper.Si no quieres que esté muy picante, despepita el chile jalapeño.
10. (sports)
a. clasificar como cabeza de serie
We will play against the team seeded best.Jugaremos contra el equipo clasificado como primer cabeza de serie.
11. (weather)
a. bombardear
Two planes are seeding the clouds to increase the amount of precipitations.Dos aviones están bombardeando las nubes para aumentar las precipitaciones.
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seed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for sowing)
a. la semilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of fruit)
a. la pepita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the price of seedel precio de los semillas
to go or run to seedgranar
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to sow (the) seeds of discord/doubtsembrar la discordia/la duda
seed cornsimiente de trigo
seed merchantvendedor de semillas
4. (literary)
a. el semilla f, semen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(semen)
5. (sport)
a. el cabeza de serie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la cabeza de serie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in tournament)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (remove seeds from)
a. despepitar
7. (sport)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in tournament)
seeded players/teamsjugadores mpl/equipos seleccionados como cabezas de serie
he's seeded 5es el cabeza de serie número 5
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (plant)
a. dar semilla, granar
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seed [siːd]
noun
1 (Bot) [of plant] semilla (f); simiente (f); (inside fruit) pepita (f)
I'm taking these seeds home to plant... ...a packet of carrot seed...
[of grain] grano (m)
a seed of rye
poppy seeds semillas (f) de amapola
to grow sth from seed All these trees were grown from seed.
to go or run to seed granar; dar en grana; ir a menos
My lettuces have gone to seed.
he's really gone to seed se ha echado a perder; ha ido cada vez a peor
Walter Abbot was not tall, but he was square and enormously powerful, giving the impression of a rugby player gone to seed.
2 (Dep) (player, team) cabeza (m) de serie
she's the number one seed es cabeza de serie número uno; she's the first seed es la primera cabeza de serie
Steve Davis was \the number one seed\ in world snooker for many years Boris Becker is a top seeded player at Wimbledon this year
3 [of idea etc] germen (m)
to sow seeds of doubt in sb's mind sembrar la duda en la mente de algn
to sow plant the seeds of sth The seeds of doubt had been sown... There is no genius without a seed of madness. National revolt was a long way off but the seeds of it were already being sown. the seeds of truth grew \...you are planting a seed in your mind\ that will make you react in the same way the next time.
4 (semen) simiente (f); (offspring) descendencia (f)
Sperm: the male seed which fertilizes the egg. ...the foetus forms from the male's seed. ...the seed of Abraham.
transitive verb
1 (plant with seeds) sembrar;with de
newly seeded lawns
2 (remove seed of) [+fruits] despepitar
Take 8oz (225g) of green grapes, skin, half and seed them...
3 (Dep) clasificar como cabeza de serie
the US are seeded number one Estados Unidos parte como cabeza de serie número uno
He was seeded number 2.
intransitive verb
(Bot) (form seeds) granar; dar en grana; (shed seeds) dejar caer semillas
The heads can be cut away before they start seeding
modifier
seed box (n) caja (f) de simientes; semillero (m)
Wolfe returned the shrug and opened a seed catalogue. Check seed catalogues for availability.
seed corn (n) trigo (m) de siembra
the scheme offers \seed corn finance\ with loans of up to 5000 pounds
seed drill (n) sembradora (f)
seed merchant (n) vendedoravendedora (m) (f) de semillas;a vendedora
seed pearl (n) aljófar (m)
seed pod (n) vaina (f)
seed potato (n) patata (f) or papa (f) de siembra; (LAm)
seed time (n) siembra (f)
seed tray (n)
seed box See culture box in entry seed.
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