germen (n.) Old form(s): Germaine, germaines
seed, life-forming elements
KL III.ii.8[Lear to the storm] all germens spill at once [Q; F germaines]
Mac IV.i.58[Macbeth to Witches] though the treasure / Of nature's germens tumble all together [F Germaine]
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