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Fruit vs. Seed

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Fruitnoun

(botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.

‘While cucumber is technically a fruit, one would not usually use it to make jam.’;

Seednoun

(countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.

‘If you plant a seed in the spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in the autumn.’;

Fruitnoun

Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles seed-bearing fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, such as rhubarb, that resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit.

‘Fruit salad is a simple way of making fruits into a dessert.’;

Seednoun

A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.

Fruitnoun

An end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or disadvantageous result.

‘His long nights in the office eventually bore fruit when his business boomed and he was given a raise.’;

Seednoun

(uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.

‘The entire field was covered with geese eating the freshly sown seed.’;

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Fruitnoun

Offspring from a sexual union.

‘Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.’; ‘The litter was the fruit of the union between our whippet and their terrier.’;

Seednoun

(uncountable) Semen.

‘A man must use his seed to start and raise a family.’;

Fruitnoun

A homosexual or effeminate man.

Seednoun

A precursor.

‘the seed of an idea; which idea was the seed (idea)?’;

Fruitnoun

modifier}} Of, pertaining to, or having fruit; of living things producing or consuming fruit.

Seednoun

(countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precursor in a defined chain of precursors.

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Fruitverb

To produce fruit, seeds, or spores.

Seednoun

The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)

‘The team with the best regular season record receives the top seed in the conference tournament.’;

Fruitnoun

Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; - commonly used in the plural.

‘Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in thefruits thereof.’;

Seednoun

The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)

‘The rookie was a surprising top seed.’;

Fruitnoun

The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.

Seednoun

Initialization state of a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). (seed number)

‘If you use the same seed you will get exactly the same pattern of numbers.’;

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Fruitnoun

The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.

Seednoun

Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)

‘The latest seed has attracted a lot of users in our online community.’;

Fruitnoun

The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.

Seednoun

Offspring, descendants, progeny.

‘the seed of Abraham’;

Fruitnoun

The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.

‘King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.’;

Seednoun

Race; generation; birth.

Fruitnoun

That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.

‘The fruit of rashness.’; ‘What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.’; ‘They shall eat the fruit of their doings.’; ‘The fruits of this education became visible.’;

Seednoun

A small bubble formed in imperfectly fused glass.

Fruitverb

To bear fruit.

Seedverb

(transitive) To plant or sow an area with seeds.

‘I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.’;

Fruitnoun

the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

Seedverb

(transitive) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

Fruitnoun

the consequence of some effort or action;

‘he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies’;

Seedverb

(transitive) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.

‘A venture capitalist seeds young companies.’; ‘The tournament coordinator will seed the starting lineup with the best competitors from the qualifying round.’; ‘The programmer seeded fresh, uncorrupted data into the database before running unit tests.’;

Fruitnoun

an amount of a product

Seedverb

To allocate a seeding to a competitor.

Fruitverb

cause to bear fruit

Seedverb

To leave (files) available for others to download through peer-to-peer file sharing protocols (e.g. BitTorrent).

Fruitverb

bear fruit;

‘the trees fruited early this year’;

Seedverb

(intransitive) To be qualified to compete, especially in a quarter-final, semi-final, or final.

‘The tennis player seeded into the quarters.’;

Fruit

In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering. Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds.

Seedverb

(intransitive) To produce seed.

Seedverb

(intransitive) To grow to maturity.

Seedverb

To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.

Seedverb

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Seednoun

A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.

‘And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself.’;

Seednoun

The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; - not used in the plural.

Seednoun

That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.

Seednoun

The principle of production.

‘Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed,Which may the like in coming ages breed.’;

Seednoun

Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

Seednoun

Race; generation; birth.

‘Of mortal seed they were not held.’;

Seedverb

To sow seed.

Seedverb

To shed the seed.

Seedverb

To grow to maturity, and to produce seed.

‘Many interests have grown up, and seeded, and twisted their roots in the crevices of many wrongs.’;

Seedverb

To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.

Seedverb

To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

‘A sable mantle seeded with waking eyes.’;

Seednoun

a small hard fruit

Seednoun

a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

Seednoun

one of the outstanding players in a tournament

Seednoun

anything that provides inspiration for later work

Seednoun

the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

Seedverb

go to seed; shed seeds;

‘The dandelions went to seed’;

Seedverb

help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

Seedverb

bear seeds

Seedverb

place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth;

‘She sowed sunflower seeds’;

Seedverb

distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

Seedverb

sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain;

‘seed clouds’;

Seedverb

inoculate with microorganisms

Seedverb

remove the seeds from;

‘seed grapes’;

Seed

A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering. The formation of the seed is part of the process of reproduction in seed plants, the spermatophytes, including the gymnosperm and angiosperm plants.

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