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- 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.
- The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.
- 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.
- Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
- A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
- An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
- That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!
- A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
- A situation in which the cue ball hits one of a pair of touching (usually red) balls, in order to pot the other; a set.
- 2008, Phil Yates, The Times, April 28 2008:
- O’Sullivan risked a plant that went badly astray, splitting the reds.
- A large piece of machinery, such as used in earthmoving or road construction.
- To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
- 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!
- To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
- Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.