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 for plant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plant \Plant\, n. [AS. plante, L. planta.]
     1. A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without
        feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a
        root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only
        of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or
        even a single cellule.
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     Note: Plants are divided by their structure and methods of
           reproduction into two series, ph[ae]nogamous or
           flowering plants, which have true flowers and seeds,
           and cryptogamous or flowerless plants, which have no
           flowers, and reproduce by minute one-celled spores. In
           both series are minute and simple forms and others of
           great size and complexity.
           [1913 Webster] As to their mode of nutrition, plants
           may be considered as self-supporting and dependent.
           Self-supporting plants always contain chlorophyll, and
           subsist on air and moisture and the matter dissolved in
           moisture, and as a general rule they excrete oxygen,
           and use the carbonic acid to combine with water and
           form the material for their tissues. Dependent plants
           comprise all fungi and many flowering plants of a
           parasitic or saprophytic nature. As a rule, they have
           no chlorophyll, and subsist mainly or wholly on matter
           already organized, thus utilizing carbon compounds
           already existing, and not excreting oxygen. But there
           are plants which are partly dependent and partly
           self-supporting.
           [1913 Webster] The movements of climbing plants, of
           some insectivorous plants, of leaves, stamens, or
           pistils in certain plants, and the ciliary motion of
           zoospores, etc., may be considered a kind of voluntary
           motion.
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     2. A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
        "A plant of stubborn oak." --Dryden.
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     3. The sole of the foot. [R.] "Knotty legs and plants of
        clay." --B. Jonson.
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     4. (Com.) The whole machinery and apparatus employed in
        carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also,
        sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents
        investment of capital in the means of carrying on a
        business, but not including material worked upon or
        finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or
        a railroad.
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     5. A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick. [Slang]
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              It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.
                                                    --Dickens.
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     6. (Zool.)
        (a) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from
            one of natural growth.
        (b) A young oyster suitable for transplanting. [Local,
            U.S.]
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     Plant bug (Zool.), any one of numerous hemipterous insects
        which injure the foliage of plants, as Lygus lineolaris,
        which damages wheat and trees.
  
     Plant cutter (Zool.), a South American passerine bird of
        the genus Phytotoma, family Phytotomid[ae]. It has a
        serrated bill with which it cuts off the young shoots and
        buds of plants, often doing much injury.
  
     Plant louse (Zool.), any small hemipterous insect which
        infests plants, especially those of the families
        Aphid[ae] and Psyllid[ae]; an aphid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plant \Plant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Planting.] [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See Plant, n.]
     1. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to
        plant maize.
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     2. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a
        vegetable with roots.
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              Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.
                                                    --Deut. xvi.
                                                    21.
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     3. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a
        garden, an orchard, or a forest.
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     4. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
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              It engenders choler, planteth anger.  --Shak.
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     5. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to
        settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
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              Planting of countries like planting of woods.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     6. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as,
        to plant Christianity among the heathen.
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     7. To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to
        plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any
        place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's
        fist in another's face.
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     8. To set up; to install; to instate.
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              We will plant some other in the throne. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plant \Plant\, v. i.
     To perform the act of planting.
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           I have planted; Apollos watered.         --1 Cor. iii.
                                                    6.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plant
      n 1: buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a
           large plant to manufacture automobiles" [syn: plant,
           works, industrial plant]
      2: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
         [syn: plant, flora, plant life]
      3: an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed
         but seems spontaneous to the audience
      4: something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the
         police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that
         the evidence against him was a plant"
      v 1: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;
           "Let's plant flowers in the garden" [syn: plant, set]
      2: fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back
         of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
         [syn: implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant]
      3: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new
         department" [syn: establish, found, plant,
         constitute, institute]
      4: place into a river; "plant fish"
      5: place something or someone in a certain position in order to
         secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant
         bugs in the dissident's apartment"
      6: put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students'
         minds" [syn: plant, implant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  258 Moby Thesaurus words for "plant":
     accouterments, adulterate, agent provocateur, amphibian,
     angiosperm, annual, apparatus, appliances, appointments,
     appurtenances, aquatic plant, armament, armory, arsenal,
     assembly line, assembly plant, assign, atomic energy plant, base,
     bed, biennial, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery, bosom,
     bottle up, brewery, brickyard, broadcast, build, build in, bury,
     bush, cache, cannery, capper, clawed, colonize, come-on man,
     conceal, confirm, conveniences, cook, cosmopolite, cover, creamery,
     cutting, dairy, deciduous plant, decoy, deep-dye, defense plant,
     define, denizen, deposit, dibble, dicot, dicotyledon, disseminate,
     distillery, dockyard, doctor, drill, duffel, dust, embed, embosom,
     empeople, engraft, engrave, entomb, entrench, ephemeral, equipage,
     equipment, establish, etch, evergreen, exotic, facilities,
     facility, factory, factory belt, factory district, fake,
     feeder plant, file and forget, fittings, fix, fixtures, flour mill,
     flower, flowering plant, footed, forest, found, foundry, fungus,
     furnishings, furniture, gametophyte, gear, ground, gymnosperm,
     herb, hide, hide away, hoofed, hydrophyte, impact, impedimenta,
     implant, impress, imprint, industrial park, industrial zone, infix,
     informant, informer, ingrain, inhabit, inhume, inject, inscribe,
     inseminate, insinuate, install, installations, inter, introduce,
     invest, jam, juggle, keep hidden, keep secret, kit, lay away,
     lay the foundation, load, lock up, lodge, machinery, main plant,
     manipulate, manufactory, manufacturing plant,
     manufacturing quarter, materiel, mill, mint, monocot, monocotyl,
     munition, munitions, munitions plant, occult, oil refinery, outfit,
     pack, packing house, paraphernalia, pedal, people, perennial,
     pitch, place, plantar, plumbing, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon,
     populate, position, pot, pottery, power plant, print,
     production line, push-button plant, put, put away, put in, put up,
     refinery, reforest, reset, retimber, retouch, rig, rigging, root,
     salt, sawmill, scatter, scatter seed, screen, seal up, seat,
     secret agent, secrete, seed, seed down, seed plant, seedling,
     seminate, set, set in, set out, set up, settle, settle in, shill,
     shipyard, shop, shrub, situate, sophisticate, sow, sow broadcast,
     spermatophyte, sporophyte, spy, stack, stamp, stash, station,
     stereotype, stock-in-trade, stool pigeon, stoolie, store away,
     stow away, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, tackle, taloned,
     tamper with, tannery, thallophyte, things, toed, tomb, transplant,
     tree, triennial, ungulate, utensils, vascular plant, vegetable,
     vest, vine, wedge, weed, winery, works, yard, yards
  
  

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