Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mixture of various kinds of seeds used for feeding birds, especially caged birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Seed, usually constituting a mixture from several species of plant, set out as food for birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Canary seed, hemp, millet or other small seeds used for feeding caged birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Small seeds used for feeding birds, as those of hemp or millet; more specifically, the seed of Phalaris Canariensis, or canary-grass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. food given to birds; usually mixed seeds

Etymologies

bird +‎ seed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Robin and Dad have always talked farming, though you wouldn't think mushrooms and sod have much in common with birdseed, which is Dad's major industry. '

    Second Wind

  • Blood Pressure (High): Alpiste (canary grass) is a kind of birdseed that will bring blood press down immediately.

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  • Every kind of birdseed will yield a plant, whether it is the black-oil sunflower or many others, including milo, safflower, sorghum and niger.

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  • Faced with huge losses, they've turned to consumer profiling to find out everything from what kind of birdseed you buy to which bars you frequent, all in an effort to get you pay your bill.

    WNYC New York Public Radio

  • Every Spring in our backyard, we get a lot of plants randomly growing here and there from the birdseed we throw out every weekend — milo, millet and beautiful sunflowers.

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  • Somehow, it thrived, accepting mashed worm from the end of a toothpick, and eventually, birdseed from an eggcup, which it managed on its own.

    BLACKBIRD

  • At a Burger King, just after sundown in downtown Kansas City, a pile of birdseed mysteriously appears on an outside table.

    Star Crossed Anglers

  • But when he hit the dirt, I just figured he was really full of birdseed.

    Odd Girl In

  • I walked outside the hotel ballroom, my shoes crunching on the scattered birdseed everyone had thrown at the laughing couple as they departed, and I spotted a favor someone had dropped on the ground.

    Skipping a Beat

  • You can enter a bird for under a fiver, but it must be a Racing Homer, so don't bother going to your local park with some birdseed and a net.

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