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Language: Old English
Origin: plante, from Latin planta 'new growth on a plant, part cut off a plant to be grown again'

plant

1 noun
     
Related topics: Plants, Industry, Factories
plant1 S2 W1
1

living thing

[countable]HBP a living thing that has leaves and roots and grows in earth, especially one that is smaller than a tree:
Don't forget to water the plants.
a potato plant
the forest's plant life (=plants)
houseplant
2

factory

[countable]TIF a factory or building where an industrial process happens:
a huge chemical plant
power plant
3

machinery

[uncountable] British EnglishTI heavy machinery that is used in industrial processes:
a plant hire business
4

something hidden

[countable usually singular] something illegal or stolen that is hidden in someone's clothes or possessions to make them seem guilty of a crime
5

person

[countable] someone who is put somewhere or sent somewhere secretly to find out information
WORD FOCUS: garden WORD FOCUS: garden
parts of a garden: lawn, flowerbed, hedge, patio, rockery, pond, greenhouse, compost heap, kitchen garden

things you do in the garden: cut the grass/mow the lawn, weed the flowerbeds, sow seeds, plant flowers/bushes/trees, water the plants, cut back/prune roses and other bushes, trim the hedge


See also
garden

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