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1. plant  (noun) 
a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

  Also known as: flora, plant life


  More Specific:
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton
endemic - a plant that is native to a certain limited area
plantlet - a young plant or a small plant
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crab-apple tree)
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
pot plant - a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquatic - a plant that lives in or on water
cryptogam - formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
annual - a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
biennial - a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete
perennial - a plant lasting for three seasons or more
escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
embryo - (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
monocarp / monocarpic plant / monocarpous plant - a plant that bears fruit once and dies
sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
gametophyte - the gamete-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
fungus - a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
garden plant - any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
vascular plant / tracheophyte - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
air plant / epiphyte / aerophyte / epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
autophyte / autophytic plant / autotroph / autotrophic organism - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it


  Member Meronym:
    Plantae     kingdom Plantae     plant kingdom


  More Generic:
    organism     being


2. plant  (noun) 
buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

  Also known as: works, industrial plant


  More Specific:
bottling plant - a plant where beverages are put into bottles with caps
distillery / still - a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
factory / mill / manufacturing plant / manufactory - a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing
mint - a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
packinghouse / packing plant - a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products
recycling plant - a plant for reprocessing used or abandoned materials
refinery - an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
saltworks - a plant where salt is produced commercially
sewage disposal plant / disposal plant - a plant for disposing of sewage
smelter / smeltery - an industrial plant for smelting


  More Generic:
    building complex     complex


3. plant  (noun) 
something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"



  More Generic:
    contrivance     stratagem     dodge


4. plant  (noun) 
an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience



  More Generic:
    actor     histrion     player     thespian     role player


5. plant  (verb) 
put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students'' minds"

  Also known as: implant


  More Generic:
    communicate     pass on     pass     put across


6. plant  (verb) 
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident''s apartment"



  More Generic:
    put     set     place     pose     position     lay


7. plant  (verb) 
fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

  Also known as: implant, engraft, embed, imbed


  More Specific:
pot - plant in a pot
nest - fit together or fit inside
bury / sink - embed deeply


  More Generic:
    insert     infix     enter     introduce


8. plant  (verb) 
put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let''s plant flowers in the garden"

  Also known as: set


  More Specific:
root - plant by the roots
puddle - dip into mud before planting
checkrow - plant in checkrows
bed - place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
dibble - plant with a wooden hand tool
afforest / forest - establish a forest on previously unforested land
replant - plant again or anew


  More Generic:
    put     set     place     pose     position     lay


9. plant  (verb) 
set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"

  Also known as: establish, found, constitute, institute


  More Specific:
fix - set or place definitely
appoint / name / nominate / constitute - create and charge with a task or function


  More Generic:
    initiate     pioneer


10. plant  (verb) 
place into a river; "plant fish"



  Category:
    animal husbandry

  More Generic:
    stock


 

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