Synonyms of seed
1 grainDictionary • a packet of cabbage seed
grain • a grain of wheat
pip • The cape gooseberry has tiny, edible pips.
kernel • the kernel of his message
embryo • The League of Nations was the embryo of the UN.
2 beginningDictionary • His questions were meant to plant seeds of doubt in our minds.
start • She demanded to know why she had not been told from the start.
germ • The germ of an idea took root in her mind.
genesis • The project had its genesis two years earlier.
inkling • We had an inkling that something might be happening.
3 originDictionary • the seed of an idea
origin • What is the origin of the word `honeymoon'?
source • the source of the Tiber
heart • The heart of the problem is supply and demand.
essence • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
nucleus • The Civic Movement could be the nucleus of a centrist party of the future.
wellspring • Nature has always been the wellspring of her art.
4 offspringDictionary • a curse on my seed mainly Bible)
offspring • Characteristics are often passed from parents to offspring.
issue • He died without issue in 1946.
race • We welcome students of all races, faiths and nationalities.
spawn (derogatory) • They are the spawn of Bible-belting repression.
brood • The last brood of the pair was hatched.
sons and daughters
progeny • They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
5 semenDictionary • man's innate tendency to spill his seed as widely as possible
semen • semen ejaculated by the male during orgasm
sperm • the ejaculation of sperm
come (taboo, slang)
cum (taboo, slang)
jism (taboo, slang)
spunk (British, taboo, slang)
IDIOM:▷ go or run to seed
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• The last brood of the pair was hatched.
• The League of Nations was the embryo of the UN.
Thesaurus for seed from the Collins English Thesaurus
a mature fertilized plant ovule, consisting of an embryo and its food store surrounded by a protective seed coat (testa)
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