or seed stock

[ seed-stok ]
/ ˈsidˌstɒk /


seed, tubers, or roots selected and kept for planting.
animals, especially pedigreed livestock, maintained for breeding purposes.
the animals needed to replenish a population, as after hunting or fishing.

Origin of seedstock

First recorded in 1925–30; seed + stock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019