Meaning of SEED in English
1 from which a plant grows
▪ grass , mustard , poppy , sesame , etc.
▪ bird (usually birdseed )
▪ bad ( AmE , figurative )
the transformation of Tracy from good girl to bad ~
… OF SEEDS
VERB + SEED
▪ plant , sow
▪ produce , set
This tree produces very hard ~s.
The plant will set ~ in June.
▪ grow sth from , raise sth from
She grew all the plants from ~.
▪ disperse , spread
Most ~s are spread by the wind.
▪ go to , run to
Cutting weeds before they go to ~ will greatly reduce future weed problems.
Each fruit usually contains a single ~.
He argued that capitalism contained the ~s of its own destruction. ( figurative )
Peel the peppers and remove the ~s.
SEED + VERB
▪ germinate , grow , sprout
SEED + NOUN
▪ head , pod
▪ packet , tray
▪ bank , catalogue , merchant ( esp. BrE )
▪ corn , potato
▪ a variety of ~s
The catalogue has hundreds of different varieties of ~s.
2 player in a sports competition
▪ first , second , etc.
▪ number-one , number-two , etc.
She was the top ~ at the US Open this year.
Seed is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ cloud
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012