- 1 countable/numerable [Botany/Botánica] planta (feminine) plant life vida (feminine) vegetal, flora (feminine)More example sentences
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- Eventually, it melts to supply water and nutrients to plants and aquatic organisms.
- The satellites monitor the green pigment in plants, or chlorophyll, which leads to estimates of phytoplankton amounts.
- As they grow, green plants and trees fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it to tissue.
- Still, the same rule can be applied in a household garden when planting herbaceous plants and smaller shrubs.
- However, in a few cases, seeds of plants cultivated in botanical gardens were also used.
- The front garden also has numerous plants and shrubs.
- 2 2.1 countable/numerable (factory, installation) planta (feminine) 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (equipment) maquinaria (feminine) heavy plant (British English/inglés británico) maquinaria (feminine) pesada (before noun/delante del nombre) plant hire alquiler (masculine) de maquinariaMore example sentences
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- The company auctions excess inventory such as industrial plant and machinery online, and claims the process is secure for both vendors and bidders.
- The appellants were involved in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of plant and machinery for the steel manufacturing industry.
- He says it has also set annual targets for operational efficiency, including plant and machinery downtime.
- The tariffs that protected these industries also encouraged heavy manufacturing, so that giant car plants were located on the fringe of the postwar city.
- One of the most expensive departments in a car plant is the paint shop, so DeLorean saved the money and pretended that the brushed stainless steel finish was a style feature.
- Avoid the oil refineries and industrial plants around the commercial shipping channel.
- 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (incriminating item) he said the knife was a plant dijo que el cuchillo se lo habían colocado para inculparlo 3.2 (spy, agent) infiltrado, (masculine, feminine), agente (masculine and feminine) enemigo ( or de la oposición etc)More example sentences
- Elizabeth was convinced that Paul was a CIA plant there to spy on her.
- I could tell she was a plant the minute she started speaking.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 (place) [flag] plantar; [bomb] colocar*, poner* she planted a kiss on his cheek le dio or [colloquial/familiar] le plantó un beso en la mejilla to plant a punch on sb [colloquial/familiar] plantarle un puñetazo a algn [colloquial/familiar] to plant one's feet on the ground plantar los pies en el suelo she planted herself right next to me se me plantó or se me plantificó justo al lado [colloquial/familiar]
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
plant outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [seedlings] trasplantar ([ a la intemperie ])
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In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.