Definition of seed corn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    seed corn

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːd kɔːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːd kɔːrn//
     
    [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 seed corn of future management.