noun Date: 1660 1. soil or a bed of soil prepared for planting seed 2. a place or source of growth or development

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  • seedbed — ► NOUN ▪ a bed of fine soil in which seedlings are germinated …   English terms dictionary

  • seedbed — [sēd′bed΄] n. a bed of soil, usually covered with glass, in which seedlings are grown for transplanting …   English World dictionary

  • Seedbed — A seedbed or seedling bed is a specially prepared box used to grow plants in a controlled environment before transplanting them into a garden. A seedling bed is used to increase the number of seeds that germinate. Once the seedlings have matured… …   Wikipedia

  • seedbed — [[t]si͟ːdbed[/t]] seedbeds also seed bed 1) N COUNT A seedbed is an area of ground, usually with specially prepared earth, where young plants are grown from seed. 2) N COUNT: oft N for/of n You can refer to a place or a situation as a seedbed… …   English dictionary

  • seedbed — seed|bed [ˈsi:dbed] n 1.) a place or condition that encourages something to develop seedbed for/of ▪ Strong personal beliefs can become a seedbed for conflicts. 2.) an area of ground where young plants are grown from seeds before they are planted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seedbed — UK [ˈsiːdˌbed] / US [ˈsɪdˌbed] noun [countable] Word forms seedbed : singular seedbed plural seedbeds 1) an area of ground where plants are grown from seeds before being moved 2) mainly journalism conditions that allow something to develop,… …   English dictionary

  • seedbed — noun a) Ground prepared for the planting of seeds. Paris was a seedbed of artistic creation in the 1920s. b) A place conducive to fulfillment …   Wiktionary

  • seedbed — noun (C) 1 an area of ground where young plants are grown from seeds before they are planted somewhere else 2 a place or condition that encourages something, especially a bad situation, to develop (+ of): The city s slums were a seedbed of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seedbed — /ˈsidbɛd/ (say seedbed) noun an area of soil specially prepared for the germination of seeds, and usually for raising the resulting seedlings prior to transplanting …   Australian English dictionary

  • seedbed — /seed bed /, n. 1. land prepared for seeding. 2. a plot of ground for seedlings. 3. a place of development; source. [1650 60; SEED + BED] * * * …   Universalium

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