- noun a living thing which grows in the ground and has leaves, a stem and roots
- verb to put a plant in the ground
- noun a very large factory or industrial site
- noun an organism containing chlorophyll with which it carries out photosynthesis
- verb to put plants in the ground
- noun large and usually heavy equipment or tools used for doing something
- One or more building or structures utilized to manufacture products.
- synonympower generating station
- noun a vegetable organism that does not have a permanent woody stem, e.g. a flower or herb rather than a bush or tree
- noun a factory, power station, or other large industrial complex where something is manufactured or produced
- noun originated material such as blocks or film, which belong to the publisher
- noun heavy machinery, vehicles and other equipment used in construction work
- noun marihuana. The term was recorded in 2001.
Origin & History of “plant”
Etymologically, a plant is probably something you press into the ground with the ‘sole’ of your foot. The word was borrowed from Latin planta ‘shoot, sprout, cutting’, a derivative of the verb plantāre ‘plant, transplant’, and it has been speculated that this was based on Latin planta ‘sole of the foot’ (source of English plantain and plantigrade ‘walking on the soles of the feet’ (19th c.)).