seedstock

[seed-stok]
noun
1.
seed, tubers, or roots selected and kept for planting.
2.
animals, especially pedigreed livestock, maintained for breeding purposes.
3.
the animals needed to replenish a population, as after hunting or fishing.
Also, seed stock.


Origin:
1925–30; seed + stock

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