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gapeseed

[ geyp-seed, gap- ]
/ ˈgeɪpˌsid, ˈgæp- /
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noun British Dialect.
a daydream or reverie.
an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal.
a person who gapes or stares in wonder, especially a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed.
something that is gaped at; anything unusual or remarkable.
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Idioms about gapeseed

    seek / plant / sow gapeseed,
    1. to daydream; woolgather.
    2. to plan, strive, or wish for impossible or unreal goals.

Origin of gapeseed

First recorded in 1590–1600; gape + seed

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