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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of a large group of living things that use sunlight to make their own food. Most plants have leaves, stems, roots and either flowers or cones. Plants use a green pigment called chlorophyll to absorb energy from sunlight. Grasses, trees, vines, vegetables, cactuses, ferns and mosses are plants.
definition 2: a building or group of buildings that have machinery and equipment for making things; factory.
The fifth grade class went on a tour of the automobile plant.
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factory, work
part of speech: verb
inflections: plants, planting, planted
definition 1: to put into the ground to grow.
We planted a vegetable garden behind our house.
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definition 2: to put into the mind.
Don't plant any crazy ideas in his head.
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definition 3: to place firmly or with force.
He planted his feet and would not move.
derivation: plantlike (adj.)
Word Builder: plant +
  • plantings:
    things that are planted.
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animals that only eat plants
produced by plants
see/see also plant
some activities with plants
some behaviors of plants
some categories of plants
some descriptions of plants
some examples of plants
some growth stages of plants
some kinds of plants
some parts of plants
some people associated with plants
some places for plants
some things plants cause
some things that affect plants
some uses of plants
study of plants