A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (botany)
a. seed
Compré semillas de girasol para plantarlas en el jardín.I bought sunflower seeds to plant them in the garden.
La ardilla listada estaba felizmente mordisqueando unas semillas que se habían caído de un árbol.The chipmunk was happily chewing some seeds that had fallen from a tree.
2. (origin)
a. seed
Sembré la semilla de la discordia cuando critiqué el estilo del nuevo modista.I sowed the seed of discord when I criticized the new fashion designer's style.
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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. (también fig)
a. seed
1 (Botánica) seed
uvas sin semillas seedless grapes
semilla de césped grass seed
2 (origen) seed; source
la semilla de la discordia the seeds of discord
3 (S. Cone) (niño) baby; small child
la semilla the kids (familiar) collectively; (collectively)
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