Pronunciation: (bed'ing),[key] —n. 1. blankets, sheets, etc., used on a bed; bedclothes.
2. bedclothes together with a matress.
3. litter; straw, etc., as a bed for animals.
4. Building Trades. a. a foundation or bottom layer.
b. a thin layer of putty laid in the rabbet of a window frame or muntin to give a pane of glass an even backing.
5. Geol.arrangement of sedimentary rocks in strata.
—adj. Hort.of or pertaining to a plant esp. suited to or prepared for planting in an open-air bed for ornamental displays: bedding hyacinths; bedding begonias.