Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A young plant, especially one that grows from a seed, rather than from a cutting, for example.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In forestry, specifically, a tree (grown from seed) which has not reached a height of three feet. See tree class.
  • noun A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layering, or from a budded or grafted tree or shrub.
  • Produced from the seed: as, a seedling pansy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective which is a seedling (see below)
  • noun botany A young plant grown from seed
  • noun Any young, especially

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

  • noun young plant or tree grown from a seed

Etymologies

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seed +‎ -ling

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