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self-sown

[self-sohn] /ˈsɛlfˈsoʊn/
adjective
1.
sown by itself, or without human or animal agency, as of a plant grown from seeds dropped from another plant.
2.
sown by any agency other than humans, as of a plant grown from seeds scattered by birds or the wind.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10

self-sow

[self-soh] /sɛlfˈsoʊ/
verb (used without object), self-sowed, self-sown or self-sowed, self-sowing. Botany
1.
to sow or propagate itself naturally from seeds that have been dropped.
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  • The island contains many apple trees, some planted and some self-sown.
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self-sown

adjective
1.
(of plants) growing from seed dispersed by any means other than by the agency of man or animals Also self-seeded
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