Seminal leaf(Bot.), a seed leaf, or cotyleden.Seminal receptacle. (Zoöl.) Same as Spermatheca.

(Sem"i*nal) n. A seed. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Sem`i*nal"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being seminal. Sir T. Browne.

(Sem`i*na"ri*an Sem"i*na*rist) n. [Cf. F. séminariste.] A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.

(Sem"i*na*ry) n.; pl. Seminaries [L. seminarium, fr. seminarius belonging to seed, fr. semon, seminis, seed. See Seminal.]

1. A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat. [Obs.] Mortimer.

But if you draw them [seedling] only for the thinning of your seminary, prick them into some empty beds.

2. Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced. [Obs.] Woodward.

3. A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university.

4. Seminal state. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

5. Fig.: A seed bed; a source. [Obs.] Harvey.

6. A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

(Sem"i*na*ry), a. [L. seminarius.] Belonging to seed; seminal. [R.]

(Sem"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seminating.] [L. seminatus, p. p. of seminare to sow, fr. semen, seminis, seed.] To sow; to spread; to propagate. [R.] Waterhouse.

(Sem`i*na"tion) n. [L. seminatio: cf. F. sémination.]

1. The act of sowing or spreading. [R.]

2. (Bot.) Natural dispersion of seeds. Martyn.

(Sem"ined) a. [See Semen.] Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Sem`i*nif"er*ous) a. [L. semen, semenis, seed -ferous.] (Biol.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.

(Sem`i*nif"ic Sem`i*nif"ic*al) a. [L. semen, seminis, seed + facere to make.] (Biol.) Forming or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.

(Sem"i*nal) a. [L. seminalis, fr. semen, seminis, seed, akin to serere to sow: cf. F. seminal. See Sow to scatter seed.]

1. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.

2. Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue.

The idea of God is, beyond all question or comparison, the one great seminal principle.

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