verb (used with object)
- plant agreement,
- plant bug,
- plant city,
- plant food,
- plant hormone
Origin of plant
Examples from the Web for plant
They learn about science, plant bulbs and watch them grow, and identify birds who visit the birdhouses.
The Chinese government banned qat earlier this year, and classified the plant as a dangerous narcotic.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Borlaug studied forestry, and then obtained a Ph.D. in plant pathology.
Now, here was a key moment: When she came to America in 2006, where was Hirsi Ali going to plant her flag?
Since rat root comes from a plant that grows on the edge of the lake there are concerns that the plant is carrying toxins.
I think we could have for dissemination circulars which would stimulate people to plant nut trees more widely than at present.
The blossoms of this plant are bright red, usually more or less tinged with yellow.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements
It is, however, a fact that if a plant is removed from natural conditions into cultivation, a well-marked variation occurs.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
Sachs had shown that the starch passes down to other parts of the plant in solution as glucose.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
Nearly three thousand years ago, the Phœnicians began to plant colonies in the South of Spain.
Word Origin for plant
- the land, buildings, and equipment used in carrying on an industrial, business, or other undertaking or service
- (as modifier)plant costs
Word Origin for plant
Old English plante "young tree or shrub, herb newly planted," from Latin planta "sprout, shoot, cutting" (source of Spanish planta, French plante), perhaps from *plantare "to drive in with the feet, push into the ground with the feet," from planta "sole of the foot," from nasalized form of PIE *plat- "to spread, flat" (see place (n.)).
Broader sense of "any vegetable life, vegetation generally" is first recorded 1550s. Most extended usages are from the verb, on the notion of "something planted;" e.g. "construction for an industrial process," 1789, at first with reference to the set-up of machinery, later also the building; also slang meaning "a spy" (1812). Many of these follow similar developments in the French form of the word. German Pflanz, Irish cland, Welsh plant are from Latin.
"put in the ground to grow," Old English plantian, from Latin plantare (see plant (n.)). Reinforced by cognate Old French planter. Without reference to growing, "to insert firmly," late 14c. Of colonies from c.1300. Figuratively, of ideas, etc., from early 15c. Meaning "to bury" is U.S. slang from U.S., 1855. Related: Planted; planting.