Translation of seed in Spanish:

seed

semilla, n.

Pronunciation /siːd//sid/

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

    • 1.2(collectively)

      (feminine plural) semillas
      simiente feminine
      I grew these tomatoes from seed estos tomates los planté en almácigo
      • the plant is in seed la planta ha granado
      • to go / run to seed granar
      • (deteriorate) you've run to seed since you stopped jogging te has abandonado desde que dejaste de hacer footing
      • a great actor gone to seed un gran actor en decadencia
      • seed potatoes papas de siembra
      • You go to the local nursery and get grass seed to fill these patches.
      • Grow annual plants like Amaranthus and Agastache, which produce large quantities of seed, valuable food for adult sparrows.
      • Mutants of this class display shortened hypocotyls and small cotyledons after irradiation of seed.
      • Plants were covered with perforated bags after seed set to prevent loss of seed when ears shattered at maturity.
      • 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 more trials with indigenous plants, his immediate challenge was to amass sufficient quantities of seed so that large areas might be replanted.
      • Myrsine africana and Montinia caryophyllacea were grown from seed.
      • The firm sold several hundred tons of the GM maize seed to US farmers over the past four years.
      • Dovuro organises production of commercial quantities of seed, and markets seeds to distributors.
      • In advance of the Korean Olympics in Seoul in 1988 the company supplied a large quantity of seed for red onions - for pizzas.
      • 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.
      • Mike and Polly travel extensively, especially to the USA, bringing back small quantities of seed from which they grow stock plants.
      • 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.
      • Besides cutting back overhanging trees on a three-mile stretch of path, volunteers also laid grass seed and collected debris.
      • In 1997, Oregon seed growers produced nearly 640 million pounds of grass seed on 439,000 acres of cropland.
      • Combine recycled grass clippings instead of grass seed with sand for your divot mix.
      • A hydro-seeder is just a machine that mixes water, grass seed, fertilizer and mulch into a slurry that is sprayed onto your lawn.
      • Today only four clusters of seed companies provide seed to farmers around the world.

  • 2

    (origins)
    germen masculine
    semilla feminine
    the seeds of the rebellion el germen / la semilla de la revuelta
    • to sow the seeds of doubt sembrar (el germen de) la duda
    • Sadly, while Franklin sows seeds of reasonable doubt in the early going, before long the answers are agonizingly clear.
    • If we had scored it could possibly have sowed some seeds of doubt in their minds and raised our confidence levels.
    • The seeds of doubt were already well entrenched in his mind.
    • In today's church, there are those who spread the seeds of doubt about the meaning of Genesis.
    • 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.
    • it puts the seed of doubt in the back of their minds.
    • 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.
    • This only sows seeds of meanness in your heart, causing others not to trust you and causing you to suffer.
    • There was a cause for happiness among the organisers because the seeds for self-employment were sown effectively.
    • His father didn't win the seat, but the seed certainly was sown for the younger Campbell.
    • Initiatives like these would sow seeds of peace throughout the world, he said.
    • 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.
    • The seed was planted to develop an incredible, retail frozen custard product with a taste that would span the likes of many generations.
    • 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.
    • It would be a stronger book had it acknowledged the social and political conditions required for the seed of great ideas to bloom.
  • 3

    Sport
    (masculine and feminine) cabeza de serie
    sembrado masculine Mexico
    sembrada feminine Mexico
    the first/second seed el sembrado en primer/segundo lugar Mexico
    • This became the 21st straight tournament without a 16th seed winning a game.
    • Kandarr used a strong service game to knock off Frazier, the second seed eliminated from the tournament.
    • 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.
    • While the field is not as strong, it's no different from 1999 when Woods was the only seed remaining after three rounds.
    • This is an awfully tough game for a top seed (after the USA won its group) coming into the quarter-finals.
    • 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.
    • One thing we know is that the top seeds need to start playing like top seeds.
    • Some argue it would take away the huge advantage the top four seeds have from byes and home-field advantage.
    • The two, as the top seeds, dealt out a straight set defeat to the unseeded Bulgarian pair of Enev and Kanev in the final.
    • 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 14th seed scored his best victory since a defeat of then-world number one Pete Sampras in a final four years ago.
    • 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.
    • Pakistan have been placed in Pool A of the Olympic tournament with top seeds Germany, Spain, Korea, Great Britain and Egypt.
    • There is no debating Illinois' position as a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
    • At the very least, the first round exposed weaknesses among the top seeds.
    • Not only was he the top seed and defending champion, he was a cut above the rest in his age-group.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • ‘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.
  • 4

    • 4.1(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.

    • 4.2(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

    (sow with seeds)
    to seed sth with sth sembrar algo de algo
    • to seed a field with barley sembrar un campo de cebada
  • 2

    (remove seeds from)
    (fruit) quitarle las pepitas a
    (fruit) quitarle las semillas a
  • 3

    Meteorology
    (cloud) bombardear
  • 4

    Sport
    a seeded player un sembrado Mexico

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (form seeds)
    (plant) granar
  • 2

    (plant seeds)
    sembrar