[ self-sohn ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈsoʊn /


sown by itself, or without human or animal agency, as of a plant grown from seeds dropped from another plant.
sown by any agency other than humans, as of a plant grown from seeds scattered by birds or the wind.

Origin of self-sown

First recorded in 1600–10

Definition for self-sown (2 of 2)

[ self-soh ]
/ sɛlfˈsoʊ /

verb (used without object), self-sowed, self-sown or self-sowed, self-sow·ing. Botany.

to sow or propagate itself naturally from seeds that have been dropped.
Also self-seed [self-seed] /sɛlfˈsid/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-sown



(of plants) growing from seed dispersed by any means other than by the agency of man or animalsAlso: self-seeded
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