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verb (used without object), self-sowed, self-sown or self-sowed, self-sow·ing. Botany.
  1. to sow or propagate itself naturally from seeds that have been dropped.
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Also self-seed [self-seed] /sɛlfˈsid/.
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  • The physalis will self-sow and may become a weed, but it is easily controlled.

    The Vegetable Garden


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

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

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