seed stock

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seed stock (plural seed stocks)

  1. (literally) A stock of seed.
  2. Any supply for planting in general.
    The estate's present seed stock comprises seedlings, bulbs and various nuts
  3. (figuratively) Any source of new (notably young) individuals.
    Sustainable hunting and fishing cares as much for its seed stock as for catch or haul

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