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Definition of "plant" []

  • Botany Any of various photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos, containing chloroplasts, having cellulose cell walls, and lacking the power of locomotion. (noun)
  • Botany A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb. (noun)
  • A building or group of buildings for the manufacture of a product; a factory. (noun)
  • The equipment, including machinery, tools, instruments, and fixtures and the buildings containing them, necessary for an industrial or manufacturing operation. (noun)
  • The buildings, equipment, and fixtures of an institution: the entire plant of a university. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plant" in a sentence
  • "Yes, they were behind the plant, I was in front of the plant…"
  • "Settle, then, which -- plant or ivy -- Dickens supposed the reader to know least about, and which, therefore, Dickens was telling him about; and you settle which word -- _plant_ or _ivy_ -- is the subject."
  • "_The plant bore the "Jacks," _ standing by itself, is a complete sentence; but by using _that_ for _plant_ the whole expression is made to do the work of an adjective."