PLANTS . In the most generally used sense, a plant is a member of the
See also:lower or
See also:order of living organized things; the
See also:term is also popularly applied to the smaller herbaceous plants, thus excluding trees and shrubs . The early use of the word is for a twig, shoot, cutting or sapling, which was the meaning of
See also:Lat. planta (for plancta, the
See also:root being that seen in planes,
See also:flat, cf . Gr. irXaris, broad; planta thus meant a spreading shoot or sucker) . Other meanings of " plant " are derived from the verb " to plant " (Lat. planlare, to
See also:fix in position or place) . It is thus used of the
See also:fixtures, machinery, apparatus necessary for the carrying on of an
See also:industry or business, and in colloquial or
See also:slang use, of a swindle, a carefully arranged plot or
See also:trap laid or fixed to deceive; cf. also
See also:PLANTATION .
CHRISTOPHE PLANTIN (1514–1589)
MAXIMUS PLANUDES (c. 1260-1330)
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