seed corn


noun

ears or kernels of corn set apart as seed.

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Origin of seed corn

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for seed corn

seed corn

noun

the good quality ears or kernels of corn that are used as seed
assets or investments that are expected to provide profits in the future
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