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

  • noun A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the seed of plants, or the matured ovule.
  • noun A thick whitish fluid of a peculiar odor, the combined product of the testes and accessory generative glands, containing spermatozoa as its essential constituent.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The seed of plants.
  • noun (Physiol.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.
  • noun a strong aromatic, bitter drug, imported from Aleppo and Barbary, said to consist of the leaves, peduncles, and unexpanded flowers of various species of Artemisia; wormseed.

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

  • noun A slimy, milky fluid produced in male reproductive organs that contains the reproductive cells.

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

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin sēmen, seed, semen; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin sēmen ("seed")

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