American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Germ

GERM, n. [L. germen.] In botany, the ovary or seed-bud of a plant, the rudiment of fruit yet in embryo. It is the base or lower part of the pistil, which, in the progress of vegetation, swells and becomes the seed-vessel.

1. Origin; first principle; that from which any thing springs; as the germ of civil liberty, or of prosperity.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Germ," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D96P5R5VKB73MPZ.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Germ." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D96P5R5VKB73MPZ.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Germ' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D96P5R5VKB73MPZ.