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  • adj. Not having germinated.


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  • "Sugar beets and maize have been badly hit, their winter barley has been ready a month earlier than normal, light land wheat is visually dead; and ungerminated maize seeds are not uncommon."

    Heat Wave and Drought Shrivel Harvests Across Europe

  • Brewers soaked the grain in water and allowed it to germinate for several days, then heated the ground seedling with ungerminated grain.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Grains dry, ungerminated, without impurities; flour dry and not lumpy to touch, sweet odour; maximum moisture content: 15%

    Chapter 12

  • My feeling towards them was that same eager curiosity with which I regarded the ungerminated sprout within the seed, or the undiscovered mystery under the dust covering of the earth.

    My Reminiscences

  • The seeds of democratic social equality lay as yet ungerminated in her soil.

    Oldtown Folks

  • "I dug up the ungerminated seeds and nicked them all a few times with the corner of a razor blade, then replanted them.

    2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics


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