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self-sown

[ self-sohn ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈsoʊn /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of self-sown

First recorded in 1600–10
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self-sown

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