plant


plant
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noun
1 living thing
ADJECTIVE
delicate
wild
native
rare
garden, house, indoor, potted
exotic, tropical
medicinal
food

The butterfly's sole food plant is wild lupine.

crop
poisonous
perennial
aquatic, desert, marsh, water
bedding, climbing, flowering, ornamental
woody
herbaceous, leguminous (both technical)
strawberry, tomato, etc.
VERB + PLANT
cultivate, grow
water
protect
PLANT + VERB
develop, grow
flourish
die
absorb sth

Plants absorb carbon in the form of carbon dioxide.

produce sth
PLANT + NOUN
roots
growth
life

Much of the local plant life has been destroyed by the chemicals.

species, variety
population
material, matter, tissue
cell
pot
food
science
2 factory
ADJECTIVE
industrial
assembly, manufacturing, production
auto (AmE), car (esp. BrE)
nuclear, power
coal-fired
processing, reprocessing, sewage, treatment, water, water-treatment

a waste reprocessing plant

chemical, petrochemical
VERB + PLANT
build
manage, run
PLANT + VERB
produce sth
PLANT + NOUN
manager
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verb
1 put plants/seeds in the ground to grow
ADVERB
carefully
deliberately

weeds that had not been deliberately planted

PREPOSITION
in

Carefully plant your cutting in the soil.

with

The garden was planted with roses and other shrubs.

PHRASES
densely planted

The Bordeaux area is densely planted with vine.

newly planted, recently planted

recently planted maples

widely planted

Zinfandel is California's most widely planted red grape.

2 put sth firmly in a place/position
ADVERB
firmly, squarely

She planted a kiss squarely on his cheek.

PREPOSITION
on

He was determined to keep both feet firmly planted on dry land.

Plant is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bean, ↑bomb, ↑bulb, ↑bush, ↑corn, ↑cotton, ↑crop, ↑explosive, ↑field, ↑fist, ↑flag, ↑foot, ↑forest, ↑garden, ↑hedge, ↑herb, ↑kick, ↑kiss, ↑mine, ↑mole, ↑pea, ↑root, ↑seed, ↑shrub, ↑tree, ↑variety, ↑vegetables, ↑wheat

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  • Plant — Plant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Planting}.] [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See {Plant}, n.] 1. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize. [1913 Webster] 2. To set in the ground for growth, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plant — Plant, n. [AS. plante, L. planta.] 1. A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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