Meaning of seed ball in English:

seed ball

Pronunciation /ˈsiːd bɔːl/


  • 1A roundish cluster of seeds or fruits.

  • 2The fruit of a potato plant, a poisonous berry resembling a small green tomato.

  • 3A ball of clay, compost, and seeds (or a similar device) used to disperse seeds artificially.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Nehemiah Grew (a1641–1712), botanist and physician. From seed + ball.