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Noun, pl. plants

1. 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. (

2. An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree. (

3. An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b, or any organism closely related to such an organism. (

4. Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall. (

5. A living organism lacking the power of locomotion. (



1. Place (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow. (

2. Place a seed, bulb, or plant in (a place) to grow. (Google Dictionary)


Word origin: From Middle English planten, from Old English plantian (to plant), from Latin plantare, later influenced by Old French planter.

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