seedbed

seedbed
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 …  

  • Seedbed (performance piece) — Seedbed is a performance piece first performed by Vito Acconci on 15–29 january 1971 at Sonnabend Gallery in New York.A low wooden ramp merging with the floor it extends across the width of the room, beginning two feet up the side of one wall and …   Wikipedia

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