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  1. a person or thing that seeds.
  2. 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.
  3. a plant that produces many seeds, especially one grown mainly to produce seeds for growing other plants.
  4. a device or utensil for removing seeds, as from grapefruit.
  5. a device used to scatter particles of silver iodide, carbon dioxide, etc., in clouds to induce precipitation.
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Origin of seeder

before 950; Middle English sedere, Old English sǣdere. See seed, -er1
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  1. a person or thing that seeds
  2. a device used to remove seeds, as from fruit, etc
  3. any of various devices for sowing grass seed or grain on the surface of the ground
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