1. seedling

noun. ['ˈsiːdlɪŋ'] young plant or tree grown from a seed.


  • seed plant
  • spermatophyte


  • -ling (English)
  • -ling (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • seed (English)
  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Seedling

  • needling
  • beadling

Example sentences of the word seedling

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
It is often used to help establish the grass seed through germination until seedling growth.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place a thin layer of tiny aquarium gravel over the soil's surface around the prickly pear cactus seedling.

Quotes containing the word seedling

1. Fig The proud oak wed a seedling figHe welcomed her caressThough round his lofty limbs she woundHe saw no need for distress.The fig enveloped all his trunkHer grip grew firm and tightThe oak withered in his arroganceAs she choked off his last light.
- Beryl Dov