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Plant

Definition

noun, plural: plants

(botany) Any organism that belongs to Kingdom Plantae, which is characterized by the following fundamental features:

Plants are the major producers in an ecosystem, and they include trees, herbs, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, mosses, and green algae.


verb

(1) To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow, such as to plant maize.

(2) To introduce (an organism) into an area.

(3) To place in an aquatic environment for spawning or cultivation, as in to plant oysters (aquaculture).


Supplement

Word origin: from Latin planta, later influenced by French plante.

Related terms: short-day plant, long-day plant, vascular plant.

See also: fungi, algae.


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