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self-sow

[ self-soh ]

verb (used without object)

, Botany.
, self-sowed, self-sown or self-sowed, self-sow·ing.
  1. to sow or propagate itself naturally from seeds that have been dropped.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-sow1

First recorded in 1835–40; self- ( def ) + sow 1( def )

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Example Sentences

The physalis will self-sow and may become a weed, but it is easily controlled.

And as few of them self-sow, it is necessary to plant and carry over every season.

Cornflower tends to self sow, but needs help in this work from you.

Many with us self-sow and live through the winter without any protection.

They self-sow, and the plants of the present year bloom the next.

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