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seedsman

[seedz-muh n] /ˈsidz mən/
noun, plural seedsmen.
1.
a sower of seed.
2.
a dealer in seed.
Also, seedman [seed-muh n] /ˈsid mən/ (Show IPA).
Origin of seedsman
1585-1595
1585-95; seed + 's1 + man1
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  • This variety was raised from seed by M. Pariset, a seedsman of Ain, Fr., about 1852.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The seedsman knows just what to do to secure the best results in seed, and just how to do it.

    ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
  • It may be that your father buys his seed corn from a seedsman.

  • For instance: suppose you are talking to a seedsman and a friend joins you in your garden.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • It was the same with the artificial manure merchant and with the seedsman.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • Lured by the seedsman's pictures of this wonder, year after year I waste good money on seed packets of that disappointing flower.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • So there is in any grain of seed in a seedsman's shop—but you must put it in the ground, before you can get any good out of it.'

  • They had changed to compact bushes that were green all over and flowered like an illustration in a seedsman's catalogue.

  • Sutton, the English seedsman, describes it in his latest catalogue as an "excellent mid-season cauliflower."

    The Cauliflower A. A. Crozier
  • On his return to England, he settled as a seedsman in Yorkshire: whence the name and celebrity of the variety.

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