Definition of 'plant'

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Example sentences containing 'plant'

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Virtually none of the challengers owns a power plant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most of us have an exotic plant that will need some protection to get it through the next few months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although hardy, young plants can benefit from frost protection for the first few years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is the cell walls and plant starch that isn't absorbed by the body. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can also use large plants such as rubber plants, swiss cheese plants or palms to divide up a space. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the most efficient car plant in all Europe, a model for the entire industry globally. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Feed flowering plants with a higher potassium indoor plant food once a week in spring and summer, and foliage plants twice a year in spring and summer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How many exotic plants can you pack into a quarter of an acre? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Two remnants of the old industrial plant remain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The ingredient goes from the plant to a factory by truck. The Sun (2011)Pot plants are another very often ignored danger. Standen, Chris Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)The second reason is that they draw the eye away from any immature planting or bare earth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We were planted firmly in the armchairs of honour and exhorted not to move. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)Last year he pulled out of a consortium to build new nuclear plants. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Young plants are usually purchased from plant nurseries and garden supply centres. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)The activity of this organism inside the plant cells leads to swelling and distorted growth. The Sun (2009)There are great examples of new nuclear plant in place in other countries at very competitive prices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both the joint ventures are largely assembly plants. Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)And vineyards close to airports or power plants also had more evidence of fossils fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only two of them turned out to be food plants. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)This fact is used by gardeners who grow plants from cuttings. McCahill, T. A. Biology Basic Facts (1982)The garden includes a conservatory for growing exotic plants. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This cash injection has been won against fierce competition from other car plants worldwide. The Sun (2012)They are large climbing plants so can be tricky indoors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its record of construction of new plants is hardly encouraging. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You will not get plant and machinery capital allowances on a garden office. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is not easy to grow plants in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You'll find a host of exotic plants growing in the grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)


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Translations for 'plant'

British English: plant /plɑːnt/ NOUN
factory A plant is a factory or a place where power is produced.
...car assembly plants.
  • American English: plant site/equipment
  • Arabic: مَصْنَع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fábrica
  • Chinese: 工厂
  • Croatian: pogon
  • Czech: továrna
  • Danish: fabrik
  • Dutch: fabriek
  • European Spanish: maquinaria equipos
  • Finnish: tehdas
  • French: usine
  • German: Anlage Fabrik
  • Greek: εργοστασιακή μονάδα
  • Italian: impianto
  • Japanese: 製造工場 site/equipment
  • Korean: 공장
  • Norwegian: anlegg
  • Polish: fabryka
  • European Portuguese: fábrica
  • Romanian: fabrică
  • Russian: завод
  • Spanish: planta
  • Swedish: anläggning
  • Thai: โรงงาน
  • Turkish: tesis
  • Ukrainian: завод
  • Vietnamese: nhà máy
British English: plant /plɑːnt/ NOUN
something that grows in the earth A plant is a living thing that grows in earth and has a stem, leaves, and roots.
Water each plant as often as required.
  • American English: plant vegetable organism
  • Arabic: نَبات
  • Brazilian Portuguese: planta
  • Chinese: 植物
  • Croatian: biljka
  • Czech: rostlina
  • Danish: plante
  • Dutch: plant
  • European Spanish: planta
  • Finnish: kasvi
  • French: plante
  • German: Pflanze
  • Greek: φυτό
  • Italian: pianta
  • Japanese: 植物 vegetable organism
  • Korean: 식물
  • Norwegian: plante
  • Polish: roślina
  • European Portuguese: planta
  • Romanian: plantă
  • Russian: растение
  • Spanish: planta
  • Swedish: växt
  • Thai: พืช
  • Turkish: bitki
  • Ukrainian: рослина
  • Vietnamese: cây
British English: plant /plɑːnt/ VERB
When you plant a seed, plant, or young tree, you put it into earth so that it will grow.
He plans to plant fruit trees.
  • American English: plant
  • Arabic: يَزْرَع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: plantar
  • Chinese: 种植
  • Croatian: posaditi
  • Czech: sázet rostliny
  • Danish: plante
  • Dutch: planten
  • European Spanish: plantar
  • Finnish: istuttaa
  • French: planter
  • German: pflanzen
  • Greek: φυτεύω
  • Italian: piantare
  • Japanese: 植える
  • Korean: 심다
  • Norwegian: plante
  • Polish: posadzić
  • European Portuguese: plantar
  • Romanian: a planta
  • Russian: сажать
  • Spanish: plantar
  • Swedish: plantera
  • Thai: ปลูก
  • Turkish: dikmek bitki
  • Ukrainian: саджати
  • Vietnamese: trồng


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