Translation of plant in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /plænt; plɑːnt/


  • 1 countable/numerable [Botany/Botánica] planta (feminine) plant life vida (feminine) vegetal, flora (feminine)
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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.
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    • 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 maquinaria
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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.
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    • 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)
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    • 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

  • 1 1.1 [flower/trees] plantar; [seeds] sembrar* he planted the seed of suspicion in her mind sembró la sospecha en ella 1.2 [garden/hillside] to plant sth (with sth) plantar algo (de algo) fields planted with wheat campos plantados de trigo
  • 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]
  • 3 [Law/Derecho] 3.1 [drugs/evidence] colocar* ([ con el propósito de inculpar a algn ]) to plant sth on sb colocar(le)* algo a algn they had planted the gun on him le habían colocado la pistola para inculparlo 3.2 [agent/informer] infiltrar, colocar*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

Phrasal verbs

plant out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[seedlings] trasplantar ([ a la intemperie ])

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