[ see-der ]
/ ˈsi dər /


a person or thing that seeds.
any of various apparatus for sowing seeds in the ground, ranging from simple devices that deposit seed evenly over a plot of land to complex machines that prepare a hole in the earth, insert a seed or seeds at the proper depth, and cover the hole again.
a plant that produces many seeds, especially one grown mainly to produce seeds for growing other plants.
a device or utensil for removing seeds, as from grapefruit.
a device used to scatter particles of silver iodide, carbon dioxide, etc., in clouds to induce precipitation.

Nearby words

  1. seedbed,
  2. seedcake,
  3. seedcase,
  4. seedeater,
  5. seeded,
  6. seedless,
  7. seedless plant,
  8. seedling,
  9. seedman,
  10. seedpod

Origin of seeder

before 950; Middle English sedere, Old English sǣdere. See seed, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seeder


/ (ˈsiːdə) /


a person or thing that seeds
a device used to remove seeds, as from fruit, etc
any of various devices for sowing grass seed or grain on the surface of the ground
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