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Plantae

Definition:

the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living and extinct plants

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

Plantae*
(* Plantae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin planta ("plant, twig, sprout").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Plant | Plants | green plants | Viridiplantae | Plantae

including such multicellular groups as flowering plants, conifers, ferns and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae, but not red or brown seaweeds like kelp, nor fungi or bacteria. Green plants have cell walls with cellulose and ... (40 of 7767 words, 12 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Plant

Wiktionary:

Plantae | Angiosperms [subtype] | Anthocerotophyta [subtype] | Bryophyta [subtype] | Charophyta [subtype] | Chlorophyta [subtype] | Cycadophyta [subtype] | Ginkgophyta [subtype] | Gnetophyta [subtype] | ...

A taxonomic kingdom within the domain Eukaryota -- the plants. About 300,000 species of organism that all contain chlorophyll to obtain energy from the sun. (24 of 26 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Plantae

Random House Dictionary:

Plantae [plural, biology]

the taxonomic kingdom comprising all plants. (6 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/plantae

Collins Dictionary:

plant kingdom | vegetable kingdom

a category of living organisms comprising all plants but excluding the algae, fungi, and bacteria (15 of 275 words, 3 usage examples)

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

Merriam-Webster:

plant kingdom

a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct plants (13 of 38 words)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

plant kingdom | vegetable kingdom

A main classification of living organisms that includes all plants. (10 of 17 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plant-kingdom

Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812450​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

kingdom | to | until | come into one's kingdom | till kingdom come | to kingdom come

a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen | a realm associated with or regarded as being under the control of a particular person or ... (27 of 156 words, 10 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/kingdom

New World Dictionary:

kingdom

[obsolete] the position, rank, or power of a king | a government or country headed by a king or queen; monarchy | a realm; domain; sphere | any of the ... (27 of 99 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kingdom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

kingdom [countable] | kingdoms [plural] | the animal/plant kingdom | blow someone/something to kingdom come | the kingdom of heaven/God

a country or area ruled by a king or queen ; something that someone controls as if they were a king or queen | "the animal/plant kingdom": all the ... (28 of 96 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

kingdom

a country ruled by a king or queen | an area which is controlled by a particular person or where a particular quality is important | [literary] an ... (26 of 74 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/kingdom

Encarta Dictionary:

kingdom | kingdoms [plural]

a state or people ruled over by a king or queen | a realm or area of activity in which a particular thing is thought to dominate | each of the three ... (30 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624114​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Plantae

Origin: Latin planta ("plant, twig, sprout").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Plantae

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Plantae

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Plantae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Plantae"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Plantae

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