seed corn

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noun

ears or kernels of corn set apart as seed.

Nearby words

  1. seed beetle,
  2. seed capital,
  3. seed capsule,
  4. seed coat,
  5. seed coral,
  6. seed fern,
  7. seed leaf,
  8. seed money,
  9. seed oyster,
  10. seed pearl

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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