Plants, also called green plants, are living multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae. They form a clade that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns, clubmosses, hornworts, liverworts and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae. Plants exclude the red and brown algae, and some seaweeds such as kelp, the fungi, archaea and bacteria.

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  1. An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.
  2. An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b, or any organism closely related to such an organism.
  3. Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  4. Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
  5. A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  6. An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
  7. Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
  8. A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  9. A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
  10. A large piece of machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.
  11. A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  12. The sole of the foot.
  13. A plan; a swindle; a trick.
  14. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  15. A young oyster suitable for transplanting.


  1. To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  2. To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
    That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
  3. To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
    Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
    to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a flag; to plant one's feet on solid ground
  4. To place in the ground.
  5. To furnish or supply with plants.
    to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
  6. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  7. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.
    to plant a colony
  8. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.
    to plant Christianity among the heathen
  9. To set up; to install; to instate.

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