What is plant?

  • (verb): Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground.
    Example: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    Synonyms: set
    See also — Additional definitions below


Plants, also called green plants (Viridiplantae in Latin), are living organisms of the kingdom Plantae including such multicellular groups as flowering plants, conifers, ferns and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae, but not red or brown seaweeds like kelp, nor fungi or bacteria.

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Some articles on plant:

Kaluga - Economy
... a number of foreign companies opening assembly plants in the area ... On November 28, 2007, Volkswagen Group opened a new assembly plant in Kaluga, with further expansion plans planned to be completed by, or during, 2009 ... The plant currently assembles the Volkswagen Passat and Škoda Octavia ...
Vegetable - Etymology
... vegetare (enliven), which is derived from vegetus (active), in reference to the process of a plant growing ... was first recorded in English in the 15th century, and originally applied to any plant ... In 1967, the meaning of the term "vegetable" was specified to mean "plant cultivated for food, edible herb or root." The year 1955 noted the first use of the ...
Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
... The Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant is a multi-unit nuclear plant under construction in Qinshan Town, Haiyan County, Zhejiang, the People's Republic of China ... units are mid-size, it may be surpassed by other plants in terms of generating capacity ... but was the first domestically designed and constructed nuclear power plant in the nation (95 percent of components came from domestic manufactures) ...
Toxicodendron Radicans
... and Rhus radicans), is a poisonous North American plant that is well known for its production of urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant that causes an ... The plant is not a true ivy (Hedera) ...
Rupert Sheldrake - Biography - Career
... From 1974 to 1985 he worked in Hyderabad in India as Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ... researched the role of auxin, a plant hormone, in the cellular differentiation of a plant's vascular system ... genome of a fertilised egg of an animal or plant, we will be able to predict in at least one case all the details of the organism that develops from it, including any abnormalities." Sheldrake denies that DNA contains ...

More definitions of "plant":

  • (verb): Put firmly in the mind.
    Example: "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
    Synonyms: implant
  • (noun): Something planted secretly for discovery by another.
    Example: "The police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
  • (noun): An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.
  • (verb): Place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive.
    Example: "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
  • (noun): A living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
    Synonyms: flora, plant life
  • (verb): Place into a river.
    Example: "Plant fish"
  • (noun): Buildings for carrying on industrial labor.
    Example: "They built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
    Synonyms: works, industrial plant

Famous quotes containing the word plant:

    The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869–1959)

    They do not live in the world,
    Are not in time and space.
    From birth to death hurled
    No word do they have, not one
    To plant a foot upon,
    Were never in any place.
    Edwin Muir (1887–1959)

    Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)