What is plant?

  • (verb): Place into a river.
    Example: "Plant fish"
    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:

Toxicodendron Radicans
... 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 ... The plant is not a true ivy (Hedera) ...
Vegetable - Etymology
... (active), in reference to the process of a plant growing ... "vegetable" was first recorded in English in the 15th century, and originally applied to any plant ... 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 shortened, slang term "veggie" ...
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 ... the majority of the units are mid-size, it may be surpassed by other plants in terms of generating capacity ... only, but was the first domestically designed and constructed nuclear power plant in the nation (95 percent of components came from domestic manufactures) ...
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 ... As a biochemist, Sheldrake researched the role of auxin, a plant hormone, in the cellular differentiation of a plant's vascular system ... the 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 ...
Kaluga - Economy
... industry, with 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 ...

More definitions of "plant":

  • (noun): A living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
    Synonyms: flora, plant life
  • (noun): An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.
  • (verb): Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground.
    Example: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    Synonyms: set
  • (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"
  • (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): 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:

    In a virtuous action, I properly am; in a virtuous act, I add to the world; I plant into deserts conquered from Chaos and Nothing, and see the darkness receding on the limits of the horizon.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The student of Nature wonders the more and is astonished the less, the more conversant he becomes with her operations; but of all the perennial miracles she offers to his inspection, perhaps the most worthy of admiration is the development of a plant or of an animal from its embryo.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    He who eats the fruit should at least plant the seed; ay, if possible, a better seed than that whose fruit he has enjoyed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)