Definition of seedcorn noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    seedcorn

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsidkɔrn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the grain that is kept for planting the next year's crops
  2. 2people or things that will be successful or useful in the future We want to train young people as the seedcorn of future management.