plant kingdom


noun

the plants of the world collectively.

Nearby words

  1. plant agreement,
  2. plant bug,
  3. plant city,
  4. plant food,
  5. plant hormone,
  6. plant louse,
  7. plant out,
  8. plant pathology,
  9. plant-cutter,
  10. planta


Origin of plant kingdom

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called vegetable kingdom.

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British Dictionary definitions for plant kingdom

plant kingdom

noun

a category of living organisms comprising all plants but excluding the algae, fungi, and bacteriaCompare animal kingdom, mineral kingdom
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Culture definitions for plant kingdom

plant kingdom

One of the five kingdoms of living things. Most plants derive energy from photosynthesis.

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