Seed-stalk

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seed-stalk the funiculus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sǽdsáwan, to sow; Ice. sádh, Ger. saat.

Usage

In literature:

The seed enclosed therein mounteth up to the very top of its stalk, and a little above it.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Some were clinging to the weed-stalks picking the seeds out of the tops, while others were picking up the seeds from the ground.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
We should plant seed secured only from stalks that produced the most corn.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
Occasional unique plants may be more reluctant to make seed stalks than most others.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
You see that seed-pod which has been left to grow on the stalk of one of last year's blooms.
"Allan and the Holy Flower" by H. Rider Haggard
A great variety of desert plants furnish them food, as seeds, roots, and stalks.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
The seed enclosed therein mounteth up to the very top of its stalk, and a little above it.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
Leaves and stalks are eaten raw or boiled; the seeds are aromatic, and used to flavour spirits.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
The flax is pulled a little before the seeds are ripe: it is stripped, and the stalks are soaked in water.
"The Nursery, Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1875" by Various
The cock-bird brings fine grass seed-stalks off the top of my Tembe.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
As the lilies faded and the delphinium grew old and went to seed, the old stalks were cut away.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Those inner stalks drop a new batch of seeds every five minutes or so.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
This species is a perennial spreading by roots-stalks as well as by seeds.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
When the time came the middle of the month for the first planting, my seeds had developed snaky white roots and stalks.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
The seed pods are stalked, oblong, compressed, spreading, tipped with persistent style and containing small black seeds.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Now, as stalking was the mode least likely to give the herd the alarm and seed them off, it could be tried first.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
Aunt Polly's little seed of suggestion grew and spread like Jack's fabled bean-stalk.
"A Round Dozen" by Susan Coolidge
The two valuable commercial products of the flax plant, the seeds and the stalk, are separated at this point.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
It produces bulbs or sets at the top of the seed-stalk.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
The seed itself is round and pointed, on branching stalks that form clusters from six to eight inches long.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In news:

1 package ramen noodles 1 small cabbage , shredded 4 stalks of green onions, finely chopped 1 cup almonds, sliced 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
Celery seed 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 tsp.
As the abundance of summer blooms fade, the seed and flower stalks add late-season glory to garden spaces and containers.
Williamsburg/James City County updates: James City to close its emergency operations center at 6 p.m. 'Seed to Stalk' program digs into Virginia agriculture.
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