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plant life

Definition:

a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Class:

noun (persons, places, or things)

Plural:

plant lives

Member of:

Plantae

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

flora | plant

Etymology:

Old English plante "young tree or shrub, herb newly planted", from Latin planta...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

plant life

all plants, taken as a whole (6 of 389 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plant-life

Wikipedia:

Flora

the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous--native plant life. The corresponding term for animal life is fauna. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred... (40 of 1738 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Flora

Flora (disambiguation)

or Flower is plant life collectively, as distinct from animal life. Flora may also refer to: Flora (publication), a printed or digital work that describes the plant species occurring in a particular area or region | Flora (bust), a bust attributed to ... (41 of 233 words, 26 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Flora (disambiguation)

Merriam-Webster:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [plural] | greenery [synonym, sense-specific] | foliage [synonym, sense-specific] | green [synonym, sense-specific] | herbage [synonym, sense-specific] | leafage [synonym, sense-specific] | vegetation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a treatise on or list of the plants of an area or period | plant or bacterial life ; especially, such life characteristic of a region, period, or ... (27 of 106 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/flora

Random House Dictionary:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [sense-specific, plural] | Flora

the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole. | a work systematically describing such plants. | plants, as ... (24 of 77 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/flora

American Heritage Dictionary:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [plural] | Flora

Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time. | A treatise describing the plants of a region or time. ... (25 of 75 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flora

Oxford Dictionary:

flora | floras [plural]

the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period | a book or other work detailing the plants of a particular region or habitat. (24 of 68 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/flora

Wiktionary:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [plural] | floræ [plural] | microflora [synonym, sense-specific]

plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc. | a book describing the plants of a country etc. | The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as intestinal flora (36 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/flora

New World Dictionary:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [plural]

a feminine name | [Roman mythology] the goddess of flowers | the plants of a specified region or time ; a descriptive, systematic list of such plants (25 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flora

Macmillan British Dictionary:

flora [uncountable, biology]

all the plants that grow in a particular region. The animals of a region are called its fauna. (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/flora

Cambridge Dictionary:

flora [specialized]

all the plants of a particular place or from a particular time in history (14 of 27 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flora

Columbia Encyclopedia:

plant

any organism of the plant kingdom, as opposed to one of the animal kingdom or of the kingdoms Fungi, Protista, or Monera in the five-kingdom system of ... (27 of 245 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839293​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

plant [biology]

any member of the kingdom Plantae, multicellular eukaryotic life forms characterized by photosynthetic nutrition, in which chemical energy is produced ... (20 of 1811 words, 74 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/463192​/plant

Encarta Dictionary:

flora | floras [plural] | florae [plural]

plant life, especially all the plants found in a particular country, region, or time regarded as a group (formal) | a systematic set of descriptions ... (24 of 98 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674169​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

plant

Origin: Old English plante "young tree or shrub, herb newly planted", from Latin planta "sprout, shoot, cutting", perhaps from *plantare ... (19 of 115 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=plant

New World Dictionary:

plant

Origin: Middle English plante from Old English from Latin planta, ... | Middle English planten from Old English plantian and Old ... (19 of 56 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plant

Wiktionary:

plant | plants [plural] | plantæ [plural] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle]

Origin: Latin planta, later influenced by French plante. | Middle English planten, from Old English plantian ("to plant"), from Latin plantare, later influenced by Old French planter. Compare also Dutch planten ... (29 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plant

Oxford Dictionary:

plant | plant something out

Origin: Old English plante "seedling", plantian (verb), from Latin planta "sprout, cutting" (later influenced by French plante) ... (16 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/plant

American Heritage Dictionary:

plant | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle] | plants [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English plante, from Old English and Old French, both from Latin planta, sprout, seedling; see plat- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plant

Collins Dictionary:

plant

First use: 20th century

Origin: Old English, from Latin planta a shoot, cutting | special use of plant1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plants

Merriam-Webster:

plant [entry 1, verb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English plantian, from Late Latin plantare to plant, fix in place, from Latin, to plant, from planta plant

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plant

plant [entry 2, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English plante, from Old English, from Latin planta

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plant show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

plant | plants [plural] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Latin plantare "plant in the ground" from planta "sole of the foot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738761​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

plant | plants [plural] | plantæ [plural] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plant"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plant

Collins Dictionary:

plant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plant"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plant

Macmillan British Dictionary:

plant [transitive, verb] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle] | plants [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "plant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/plant 16

plant | plants [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "plant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/plant

Macmillan American Dictionary:

plant [transitive, verb] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle] | plants [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/plant 15

plant [noun] | plants [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/plant

Cambridge Dictionary:

plant [entry 4]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "plant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "plant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plant 4

the Free Dictionary:

plant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "plant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "plant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "plant" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/plant

Google Dictionary:

plant | plants [plural] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "plant"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=plant

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

plant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=plant​001 word=plant

YourDictionary Audio:

plant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plant" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plant

freedictionary.org:

Plant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Plant" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=plant

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