seedling

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seed +‎ -ling

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seedling (plural seedlings)

  1. (botany) A young plant grown from seed.
  2. Any young plant, especially:
    1. one grown in a nursery for transplanting.
    2. a tree smaller than a sapling.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967