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seedbed

[seed-bed] /ˈsidˌbɛd/
noun
1.
land prepared for seeding.
2.
a plot of ground for seedlings.
3.
a place of development; source.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; seed + bed
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seedbed

/ˈsiːdˌbɛd/
noun
1.
a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted
2.
the place where something develops: the seedbed of discontent
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