seek gape-seed

gapeseed

[geyp-seed, gap-]
noun British Dialect.
1.
a daydream or reverie.
2.
an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal.
3.
a person who gapes or stares in wonder, especially a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed.
4.
something that is gaped at; anything unusual or remarkable.
Idioms
5.
seek/plant/sow gapeseed,
a.
to daydream; woolgather.
b.
to plan, strive, or wish for impossible or unreal goals.

Origin:
1590–1600; gape + seed

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