A catatonic organism, usually green, that produces sugar and food as a result of photosynthesis.

Also, the land, buildings, machinery, apparatus, and fixtures used by an industry. For example, a cable TV plant could consist of aerial or buried fiber optic cables or wires.

1. A frame-up; an arrest based upon incriminating evidence deliberately placed on the person or property of innocent or guilty. 2. A place where weapons, stolen goods, contraband, etc. are concealed. 3. An establishment for the production of illicit commodoties, as tax-evading whiskey, counterfeit labels or currency. 4. Any article, as a gun, counterfeit money, etc., used or placed in such a way as to incriminate an innocent person. 5. A plainclothesman or informer deliberately placed in a position to spy upon a suspect; a provocateur. 6. A place of concealement for fugitives, kidnap victims, etc. 7. A rendezvous of thieves, as a drinking place, apartment, or isolated shack. 8. An isolated place where gangland murders are committed, or where the bodies are concealed or otherwise disposed of. 9. A place marked to be robbed.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Term for people who are in the audience and are working with an entertainer. Wrestlers, Magicians, and the late Andy Kaufman do this all the time.

A vert skateboarding trick, or rather many vert skateboarding tricks. Plants are evolutions of stalls, and are much, much harder. The following are the different plants in skateboarding:
Handplant
Eggplant
Mute Invert
One-Footed Invert
Gymnast Plant

It's not easy being green. Plants seemingly lack the excitement that sometimes comes with watching some animals since they may be more difficult to humanize. Even when they are humanized, the results are often monstrous- as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and the Triffids in The Day of the Triffids. Nevertheless, plants possess natural photogenic beauty and literally so.

Through photosynthesis, green plants constitute a key sustainable source of energy- oxygen, derived from sunlight. The basic connection between humans and green plants is in the interdependent relationship that the oxygen plants produce is essential to humans as the carbon dioxide humans exhale is essential to plants. Plants also act as sponges, absorbing the carbon dioxide automobiles produce. In addition, plants in the form of wheat and rice varieties are staple food sources worldwide.

Aside from providing a basic energy source, plants are the roots of medicine. Close to their natural form, medicinal herbs were once the backbone of medicine in the U.S. as Native Americans taught settlers how to use local plant life to quell and heal fevers. While natural medicine of this sort virtually disappeared by the middle of the 20th century with the wide acceptance of scientifically sound medical practices, herbal medicine is reentering treatment methods in complementary and alternative medicine as of the 15 years ago.1 Though the popularity of herbal medicine has been intermittent, plants have always been the basis of "sound" medical treatments. For instance, the leaves of the English yew tree possess qualities used in anti-cancer drugs and leguminous Mucuma plants contain high concentrations of dopamine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Beside essential products derived from plants, as touched on before, plants possess aesthetic qualities that have been inspirations for authors, artists, and poets for centuries. Considering the aesthetic and functional values plants presently have on humankind, future uses though unseen appear predictably beneficial. While humans do not have to show their respect for plants by talking to or writing about them, they can do so through conservation.

1Merry Sue Baum, p.34, Herbs: The Roots of MedicineHealthState: 21st Century Medicines, The Magazine of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Volume 19:1, Winter/Spring 2001.

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.

⇒ Plants are divided by their structure and methods of reproduction into two series, phaenogamous 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.

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.

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.

2.

A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

"A plant of stubborn oak."

Dryden.

3.

The sole of the foot.

[R.] "Knotty legs and plants of clay."

B. Jonson.

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.

5.

A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.

[Slang]

It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey. Dickens.

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.]

<-- a person who joins a group, to spy on them on behalf of another person or group -->

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 Phytotomidae. 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 Aphidae and Psyllidae; an aphid.

 

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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.

2.

To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees. Deut. xvi. 21.

3.

To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.

4.

To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

It engenders choler, planteth anger. Shak.

5.

To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.

Planting of countries like planting of woods. Bacon.

6.

To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.

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.

8.

To set up; to install; to instate.

We will plant some other in the throne. Shak.

 

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Plant, v. i.

To perform the act of planting.

I have planted; Apollos watered. 1 Cor. iii. 6.

 

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