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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] planta, later influenced by French plante.

Noun

Singular
plant

Plural
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plant ({{{1}}})
  1. 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.
    The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.
  2. (botany) 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.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  4. A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  5. An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
    That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!
  6. A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A situation in which the cue ball hits one of a pair of touching (usually red) balls, in order to pot the other; a set.
    • 2008, Phil Yates, The Times, April 28 2008:
      O’Sullivan risked a plant that went badly astray, splitting the reds.
  8. A large piece of machinery, such as used in earthmoving or road construction.
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The scientific definition of what organisms should be considered plants changed dramatically during the 20th century. Bacteria, algae, and fungi are no longer considered plants by those who study them. Many textbooks do not reflect the most current thinking on classification.

Etymology 2

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] plantare, later influenced by Old French planter.

Verb

Infinitive
to plant

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to plant (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  2. (transitive) To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
    That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
  3. (transitive) To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
    Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
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Dutch

Etymology

French plante, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:nl:Template:lang:la derivations]] planta

Pronunciation

Noun

plant m.

  1. plant (organism)
  2. cabbage, vegetable (person with severe brain damage)

Verb

plant

  1. first, second and third person singular indicative present tense and imperative of planten
  2. second and third person singular indicative present tense and imperative of plannen

Welsh

Pronunciation

Noun

plant (singular: plentyn)

  1. Children.

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