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  1. seedlings

    A seedling is a young sporophyte developing out of a plant embryo from a seed. Seedling development starts with germination of the seed. A typical young seedling consists of three main parts: the radicle (embryonic root), the hypocotyl (embryonic shoot), and the cotyledons (seed leaves). The two classes of flowering plants (angiosperms) are distinguished by their numbers of seed leaves: monocotyledons (monocots) have one blade-shaped cotyledon, whereas dicotyledons (dicots) possess two round cotyledons. Gymnosperms are more varied. For example, pine seedlings have up to eight cotyledons. The seedlings of some flowering plants have no cotyledons at all. These are said to be acotyledons. The plumule is the part of a seed embryo that develops into the shoot bearing the first true leaves of a plant. In most seeds, for example the sunflower, the plumule is a small conical structure without any leaf structure. Growth of the plumule does not occur until the cotyledons have grown above ground. This is epigeal germination. However, in seeds such as the broad bean, a leaf structure is visible on the plumule in the seed. These seeds develop by the plumule growing up through the soil with the cotyledons remaining below the surface. This is known as hypogeal germination.


  1. Seedlings

    Seedlings are a type of gumball that contain many small multicolored sprinkle-like candies. Seedlings are shaped like lemons and other fruits, and are often retailed in bulk vending machines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seedlings in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seedlings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of seedlings in a Sentence

  1. Du Plessis:

    In some cases we have to hike up high into the mountain, there's no roads, so everything that we need needs to be carried in. Some places we even have to carry the water to water the seedlings when we plant them. It is hard work, but I have a dedicated team.

  2. David Ellsworth:

    The type of tree most certainly matters in this regard. But more so, our climate models are using data from seedlings and young trees to diagnose how old forests will absorb future increases in CO2 in the air.

  3. Sean Parks:

    As more area burns at high severity, the likelihood of conversion to different forest types or even to non-forest increases, at the same time, the post-fire climate is making it increasingly difficult for seedlings to establish and survive, further reducing the potential for forests to return to their pre-fire condition.

  4. Christy Brigham:

    There were no seedlings. There were no needles. There were hardly any cones. Everything had been incinerated -- the entire canopies. It was a field of the world's largest burned up toothpicks.

  5. Russell M. Nelson:

    We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth we fully flower in heaven.

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