plant

Definitions

General English

  • noun a living thing which grows in the ground and has leaves, a stem and roots
  • verb to put a plant in the ground

General Science

  • noun a very large factory or industrial site

Agriculture

  • noun an organism containing chlorophyll with which it carries out photosynthesis
  • verb to put plants in the ground

Aviation

  • noun large and usually heavy equipment or tools used for doing something

Computing

Electronics

  • One or more building or structures utilized to manufacture products.
  • synonympower generating station

Food

  • 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

Publishing

  • noun originated material such as blocks or film, which belong to the publisher

Real Estate

  • noun heavy machinery, vehicles and other equipment used in construction work

Slang

  • 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.)).
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