sow

sow
Ⅰ.
sow [1] VERB (past sowed; past part. sown or sowed) 1) plant (seed) by scattering it on or in the earth. 2) plant (an area) with seed. 3) spread or introduce (something unwelcome).
DERIVATIVES sower noun.
ORIGIN Old English.
Ⅱ.
sow [2] NOUN an adult female pig.
you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear — Cf. ↑you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
ORIGIN Old English.

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