What is plant?

  • (noun): An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Plants, also called green plants (Viridiplantae in Latin), are living organisms of the kingdom Plantae including such multicellular groups as flowering plants, conifers, ferns and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae, but not red or brown seaweeds like kelp, nor fungi or bacteria.

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Some articles on plant:

Vegetable - Etymology
... from vegetus (active), in reference to the process of a plant growing. 15th century, and originally applied to any plant ... In 1967, the meaning of the term "vegetable" was specified to mean "plant cultivated for food, edible herb or root." The year 1955 noted the first use of the shortened, slang term "veggie" ...
Rupert Sheldrake - Biography - Career
... From 1974 to 1985 he worked in Hyderabad in India as Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ... biochemist, Sheldrake researched the role of auxin, a plant hormone, in the cellular differentiation of a plant's vascular system ... First of May 2029, "given the genome of a fertilised egg of an animal or plant, we will be able to predict in at least one case all the details of the ...
Toxicodendron Radicans
... ivy (older synonyms are Rhus toxicodendron and Rhus radicans), is a poisonous North American plant that is well known for its production of urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant ... The plant is not a true ivy (Hedera) ...
Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant
... The Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant is a multi-unit nuclear plant under construction in Qinshan Town, Haiyan County, Zhejiang, the People's Republic of China ... since the majority of the units are mid-size, it may be surpassed by other plants in terms of generating capacity ... but was the first domestically designed and constructed nuclear power plant in the nation (95 percent of components came from domestic manufactures) ...
Kaluga - Economy
... automotive industry, with a number of foreign companies opening assembly plants in the area ... On November 28, 2007, Volkswagen Group opened a new assembly plant in Kaluga, with further expansion plans planned to be completed by, or during, 2009 ... The plant currently assembles the Volkswagen Passat and Škoda Octavia ...

More definitions of "plant":

  • (verb): Place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive.
    Example: "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
  • (noun): A living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
    Synonyms: flora, plant life
  • (verb): Put firmly in the mind.
    Example: "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
    Synonyms: implant
  • (verb): Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground.
    Example: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    Synonyms: set
  • (noun): Something planted secretly for discovery by another.
    Example: "The police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
  • (verb): Place into a river.
    Example: "Plant fish"
  • (noun): Buildings for carrying on industrial labor.
    Example: "They built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
    Synonyms: works, industrial plant

Famous quotes containing the word plant:

    For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument, that makes a poem,—a thought so passionate and alive, that, like the spirit of a plant or an animal, it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The average parent may, for example, plant an artist or fertilize a ballet dancer and end up with a certified public accountant. We cannot train children along chicken wire to make them grow in the right direction. Tying them to stakes is frowned upon, even in Massachusetts.
    Ellen Goodman (b. 1941)

    “Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of service to them.”
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)