Translation of seed in Spanish:

seed

semilla, n.

Pronunciation /sid//siːd/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of plant) semilla feminine
      (of plant) simiente feminine literary
      (of orange, grape) pepita feminine US
      (of orange, grape) semilla feminine US
      sunflower seeds semillas de girasol feminine
      • That imbalance prevents seeds and pollen from developing normally, making the mutant plants sterile.
      • These seeds were similar in size and buoyancy characteristics to the seeds of cobble beach plants.
      • The embryos of imbibed seeds had a water content six times that of dry seeds.
      • Sunflower seeds are sown in the first fortnight of October.
      • Plants with relatively low seed mass, total seeds, and flower production are expected to have larger values on this axis.
      • Germinated seeds were planted individually in ceramic pots containing 300 ml of vermiculite, and then inoculated.
      • Not all viable seeds produced in natural plant populations germinate in the season following their production.
      • Most weed seeds germinate only in the top two inches of soil.
      • In maize, as in all flowering plants, the seed develops inside a coat of maternal origin.
      • They flower from March to June and disperse mature seeds from May to July in the second year.
      • We collected fruits and counted the total number of flowers, fruits, and fully developed undamaged seeds from each plant.
      • However, in a few cases, seeds of plants cultivated in botanical gardens were also used.
      • The proportion of flowers and ovules that develop into fruits and seeds in flowering plants rarely reaches 1.
      • Why, I wonder, would 5 million farmers on five continents around the world want to sow GM seeds?
      • In the meantime, toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until golden and fragrant.
      • The germinated seeds were planted in gravel and further incubated under culture room conditions.
      • This species feeds primarily on fruits and the seeds of herbaceous plants.
      • The germinating asparagus seed has a very large radicle (root).
      • Can the mustard seed ever grow too big?
      • The grains represent hope and the honey and poppy seeds symbolise happiness and peace.

    • 1.2(collectively)

      semillas feminine
      simiente feminine
      I grew these tomatoes from seed estos tomates los planté en almácigo
      • the plant is in seed la planta ha granado
      • seed potatoes patatas de siembra
      • Now specimens grown from seed have been air-freighted to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh as part of a global effort to ensure the species' long-term survival.
      • In 1997, Oregon seed growers produced nearly 640 million pounds of grass seed on 439,000 acres of cropland.
      • It plans to supply $15,000 in grass seed and other funds to boost conservation efforts in Illinois and Iowa.
      • Inclusion of this genotype in the other treatments was not possible because of the low number of viable seed available.
      • Today only four clusters of seed companies provide seed to farmers around the world.
      • Combine recycled grass clippings instead of grass seed with sand for your divot mix.
      • Plants were covered with perforated bags after seed set to prevent loss of seed when ears shattered at maturity.
      • You go to the local nursery and get grass seed to fill these patches.
      • Besides cutting back overhanging trees on a three-mile stretch of path, volunteers also laid grass seed and collected debris.
      • Myrsine africana and Montinia caryophyllacea were grown from seed.
      • They can be grown from seed if the seeds are collected in the fall and sown on top of moist peat at about 70 degrees F.
      • In more trials with indigenous plants, his immediate challenge was to amass sufficient quantities of seed so that large areas might be replanted.
      • Grow annual plants like Amaranthus and Agastache, which produce large quantities of seed, valuable food for adult sparrows.
      • Mike and Polly travel extensively, especially to the USA, bringing back small quantities of seed from which they grow stock plants.
      • The firm sold several hundred tons of the GM maize seed to US farmers over the past four years.
      • Mutants of this class display shortened hypocotyls and small cotyledons after irradiation of seed.
      • Dovuro organises production of commercial quantities of seed, and markets seeds to distributors.
      • A hydro-seeder is just a machine that mixes water, grass seed, fertilizer and mulch into a slurry that is sprayed onto your lawn.
      • In advance of the Korean Olympics in Seoul in 1988 the company supplied a large quantity of seed for red onions - for pizzas.

  • 2

    (origins)
    germen masculine
    semilla feminine
    the seeds of the rebellion el germen / la semilla de la revuelta
    • This only sows seeds of meanness in your heart, causing others not to trust you and causing you to suffer.
    • A disappointing winter tour in Australia was followed by an indifferent start to the domestic season, and inevitably a seed of doubt had been sown in the public mind.
    • In today's church, there are those who spread the seeds of doubt about the meaning of Genesis.
    • Initiatives like these would sow seeds of peace throughout the world, he said.
    • it puts the seed of doubt in the back of their minds.
    • The seeds of doubt were already well entrenched in his mind.
    • There was a cause for happiness among the organisers because the seeds for self-employment were sown effectively.
    • The seed was planted to develop an incredible, retail frozen custard product with a taste that would span the likes of many generations.
    • It would be a stronger book had it acknowledged the social and political conditions required for the seed of great ideas to bloom.
    • If we had scored it could possibly have sowed some seeds of doubt in their minds and raised our confidence levels.
    • His father didn't win the seat, but the seed certainly was sown for the younger Campbell.
    • More bad publicity in the media has suggested that all may not be well with new homes, sowing seeds of doubts in the minds of potential buyers.
    • An individualist does not ponder ways to bring people together in an organised fashion, which is the seed of the mental process required to think up a new game.
    • The new management need to get a few wins in the league for confidence and credibility, otherwise the seeds of doubt begin to be sown.
    • Sadly, while Franklin sows seeds of reasonable doubt in the early going, before long the answers are agonizingly clear.
  • 3

    Sport
    cabeza de serie feminine
    sembrado masculine Mexico
    sembrada feminine Mexico
    the first/second seed el sembrado en primer/segundo lugar Mexico
    • There was no such trouble for two other men's seeds in early second round action on another perfect morning at the National Tennis Centre.
    • The 14th seed scored his best victory since a defeat of then-world number one Pete Sampras in a final four years ago.
    • This is an awfully tough game for a top seed (after the USA won its group) coming into the quarter-finals.
    • Pakistan have been placed in Pool A of the Olympic tournament with top seeds Germany, Spain, Korea, Great Britain and Egypt.
    • Kandarr used a strong service game to knock off Frazier, the second seed eliminated from the tournament.
    • At the very least, the first round exposed weaknesses among the top seeds.
    • Some argue it would take away the huge advantage the top four seeds have from byes and home-field advantage.
    • While the field is not as strong, it's no different from 1999 when Woods was the only seed remaining after three rounds.
    • During the first round, the top eight women's seeds all won, and only one of them was pushed to a third and decisive set.
    • The former European singles champion will be top seed at this new tournament, promoted by Cheshire player Mike Johns in his new capacity as table tennis promoter.
    • ‘We will look at the top seeds at this tournament for the India trip because it is the only way we can send the right body builders,’ he said.
    • Honeychurch entered the tournament as the top seed.
    • In an NCAA tournament with more than 2,000 teams, the top seed would probably lose on a buzzer beater eventually.
    • All the Wildcats are asking him to do is assume a starting backcourt role on a team that was a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost its starting guards.
    • The two, as the top seeds, dealt out a straight set defeat to the unseeded Bulgarian pair of Enev and Kanev in the final.
    • There is no debating Illinois' position as a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
    • This became the 21st straight tournament without a 16th seed winning a game.
    • The Stars coasted into the play-offs last season as the top seed in the West, then were dumped in the second round by Anaheim.
    • Not only was he the top seed and defending champion, he was a cut above the rest in his age-group.
    • One thing we know is that the top seeds need to start playing like top seeds.
  • 4

    • 4.1literary (sperm)

      simiente feminine literary
      • He only has two functional modes: he's either quoting the encyclopedia or looking to release his seed.
      • In a similar way, human males feel a biological need to release their seed at frequent intervals.

    • 4.2literary (offspring, descendants)

      progenie feminine literary
      descendencia feminine
      • The key is that the promise was made to Abraham and to his seed, that is, to one seed, to one offspring.


transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(sow with seeds)

      to seed sth with sth sembrar algo de algo
      • to seed a field with barley sembrar un campo de cebada
      • Most recommend that once you get close to or just past the suggested seeding date, the crop should be seeded as soon as possible.
      • The plots' nine species are based on surveys of what northeastern dairy farmers use to seed their grazing lands.
      • Broccoli and cauliflower directly seeded in the garden have had their baby leaves completely eaten.
      • While oats can be seeded anywhere from zero to three inches deep, be careful with the turnip seed.
      • It is also good weather for land being ploughed and seeded.
      • The front and rear gardens will have top soil and will be seeded; a cobblelock driveway offers off-street parking.
      • Every hill in sight, every plain, was seeded and overflowing with lush green crops and the workers busied themselves with their daily chores and share of the work.
      • Because it is less winter hardy than other grasses, perennial ryegrass is best seeded in combination with other grasses and legumes.
      • In early spring, after winter-dormant fields have been tilled and seeded, farmers walk over their fields and look for signs of life.
      • Soil can be seeded within monoculture grass, or trees can be planted widely apart so that they do not become roosts for mynas and starlings.
      • Snow peas love cool weather and can be seeded into the ground at the last frost date.
      • Thirdly, bloom is delayed, compared to when it would have begun if you had seeded when you first cleared the ground.
      • When used as a winter cover crop or a green manure crop, it should be seeded in early September.
      • At the USDA's urging, and at a subsidised price, much of the abandoned land was seeded with crested wheat grass and it continued to be the plant of choice under the federal Conservation Reserve Program for many years.
      • Basil is seeded in the greenhouse in early to mid-March and grown in two-inch soil blocks.
      • Wheat was seeded between the corn rows in late September after the seed corn was harvested.
      • Fluid seeding is a new technique being used to seed forage legumes.
      • A plant that is seeded at the right depth in the right soil mix with the correct amounts of sunlight, air and water will resist insects and diseases.
      • Watercress may be seeded directly in very moist soil 1/4 " deep.
      • Three legumes were seeded in late February 1995 with a no-till drill.

    • 1.2(remove seeds from)

      (fruit) quitarle las pepitas a
      (fruit) quitarle las semillas a
      • Peel the garlic and chop it finely, then seed and chop the chillies.

    • 1.3Meteorology

      (cloud) bombardear
      • Aeroplanes fly into the ‘right’ clouds and seed them to induce the supercooled water droplets to freeze and become tiny ice crystals which then fall as rain.
      • This has mainly been done by seeding the clouds with silver iodide, which greatly reduces the size of the hail.
      • Each hurricane was seeded once a day for two days, for a total of eight attempts.
      • Naval pilots have been sent to seed the clouds in an effort to bring rain to ease the drought in parched provinces of northeast Thailand.
      • Weather Bureau researchers believed seeding a hurricane's eye wall could reduce the storm's intensity.
      • Each time the storm was seeded, sustained winds were reduced significantly.
      • During the night it had started to rain because the county had seeded the clouds.
      • In this mission, the Boeing was used to seed clouds in order to create rain.

  • 2

    Sport
    a seeded player un jugador cabeza de serie
    • On a positive side for other teams, if they know where they're going to be seeded in the play-offs, they can rest some players and have a fresh first round.
    • Seven times in the past eight years, Duke has been seeded No.1 in the NCAA Tournament.
    • The world number two has played in four successive finals at Sportcity - winning two - and is seeded to meet rival Peter Nicol in the decider again this year.
    • The Extreme Rush contestants will be seeded in a tournament-style bracket and compete for $17,000 in bonuses.
    • For their part, the Czechs may not be the best people to ask about the advantages of being seeded for a major tournament.
    • The Islanders are seeded 86th in the tournament and drew with Zimbabwe in the previous round.
    • Ranked No.1 in 2003, Clijsters is seeded just 14th after missing much of last year with a wrist injury.
    • Among the women, Lindsay Davenport was seeded No.1, followed by defending champion Maria Sharapova, Amelie Mauresmo and former two-time champion Serena Williams.
    • Simutowe is seeded ahead of two international masters Watu Kobese of South Africa and Canadian Mark Schleifer.
    • He matched Chile's Marcelo Rios and Argentina's Guillermo Vilas as the only South Americans to be seeded so high here.
    • Russia's Marat Safin was seeded second, while Andre Agassi was seeded No 3, one spot above his ranking.
    • The three athletes have all been seeded in their various heats.
    • The 25-year-old Bryan brothers won the 2003 French Open title in their 21st major together and were seeded No.1.
    • He is seeded No 1 for this tournament and his action starts on Friday when he takes on the winner of the preliminary round between Bannister and Pearson at 12.45 pm.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (form seeds)
    (plant) granar
    • They seed around a good deal, so new plants are always coming on to replace those that fade out.
  • 2

    (plant seeds)
    sembrar