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adaptation a particular change in the body of a living thing that helps the animal or plant to survive under new conditions. An adaptation happens over a very long time. [1/4 definitions]
adult an animal or plant that is fully grown and mature. [1/4 definitions]
alfalfa a plant with purple flowers that is grown as food for cattle and horses. Alfalfa is a member of the legume family of plants.
anatomical of or relating to the structure of a plant or animal.
anemone a type of plant related to the buttercup that has large white, blue, purple, or red flowers.
annual a plant that grows for only one year or one season. [1/3 definitions]
artichoke a plant like a tall thistle with a flower head made up of thick leaves. The head of the artichoke is eaten as a vegetable.
asparagus a plant related to the lily, whose young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The shoots are shaped like spears with scaly leaves at the tip.
aster a plant with white, pink, blue, or purple flowers. The flowers are made up of many narrow petals around a yellow center.
aubergine the British word for eggplant, a plant grown for its dark purple, oval fruit. Aubergine is eaten as a vegetable.
bamboo a tropical grass plant that has hard, woody, hollow stems. Many kinds of bamboo grow as high as a tree. [2 definitions]
banana a long, curved fruit that has a thick yellow skin. It grows in bunches on a tall tropical plant.
barley a plant that is like grass and whose grains are used to make food. [2 definitions]
bean any plant which grows beans. [1/4 definitions]
beet a plant whose leaves and fleshy dark red root can be eaten.
begonia a tropical plant with bright flowers in many colors. The leaves are often streaked or spotted.
biennial a plant with a life cycle of two years. [1/5 definitions]
blade a plant leaf. [1/4 definitions]
blight a plant disease that destroys parts or all of a plant. [1/3 definitions]
blossom the flower of a plant which forms a seed or fruit. [1/4 definitions]
boll weevil a small beetle with a gray body and a long snout. It lays eggs in the seed pods of the cotton plant where they hatch and cause much damage to crops.