deseed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ seed

Verb[edit]

deseed (third-person singular simple present deseeds, present participle deseeding, simple past and past participle deseeded)

  1. (transitive) To remove seed or seeds from.
    • 1894, Yearbook of Agriculture, page 485:
      A small part of the straw is deseeded as it is delivered; the rest is deseeded by January.
    • 2004, Soils of Arkansas County, Arkansas, page 39:
      For example, one grower in Georgia has reported that he not only markets his muscadines on the fresh market, but also deseeds and extracts the juice from the pulp and skins, freezes it, and sells it to a commercial winery.
    • 2008, Lambert Rowst, A Blokes Guide to Cooking: the Ultimate Bluffers Guide[1]:
      Slice and deseed the capsicum into 5mm (1⁄4in) strips to make roughly 1⁄4 of a cup

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