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plant US English

A living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll

plant US Thesaurus

garden plants

sow dragon's teeth US English

Take action that is intended to prevent trouble, but which actually brings it about

air plant US English

A typically epiphytic, sometimes rootless, tropical American plant with grasslike or fingerlike leaves through which water and airborne or waterborne nutrients are absorbed

dot plant US English

A garden plant that is planted singly to stand out against the surrounding plants

gas plant US English

An aromatic Eurasian plant of the rue family, with showy white flowers and fragrant leaves that emit a flammable vapor. This can sometimes be ignited without harming the plant

ice plant US English

Either of two succulent plants that are widely cultivated for their flowers

pot plant US English

A plant grown or suitable for growing in a flowerpot, especially indoors

curry plant US English

A small, shrubby plant of the daisy family, which has narrow, silver-gray leaves and small yellow flowers and emits a strong smell of curry

hand plant US English

A jump or other manoeuvre in skateboarding and snowboarding involving the use of a hand to push away from a surface

money plant US English

Another term for honesty.

plant life US English

Plants collectively, especially those native to a particular region, habitat, or geological period

plant louse US English

A small bug that infests plants and feeds on the sap or tender shoots, especially an aphid

power plant US English

An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution

rock plant US English

A plant that grows on or among rocks

soap plant US English

A plant of the lily family with white flowers, found in dry habitats of California. The fiber-covered bulbs were used as soap by American Indians

zebra plant US English

A Brazilian calathea with leaves which are horizontally banded in light and dark green and purple

bedding plant US English

A plant set into a garden bed or container when it is about to bloom, usually an annual used for display and discarded at the end of the season

century plant US English

A stemless agave with long spiny leaves, which produces a tall flowering stem after many years of growth and then dies

oyster plant US English

Another term for salsify.

pitcher plant US English

A plant with a deep pitcher-shaped pouch that contains fluid into which insects are attracted and trapped. The plant then absorbs nutrients from their bodies

plant hopper US English

A small, widely distributed plant-sucking bug that leaps when disturbed. Some species are pests of rice and sugar cane

prayer plant US English

A Brazilian plant with variegated leaves that are erect at night but lie flat during the day, grown as a houseplant

rubber plant US English

An evergreen tree of the fig family that has large dark green shiny leaves and is widely cultivated as a houseplant. Native to Southeast Asia, it was formerly grown as a source of rubber

shrimp plant US English

An evergreen Mexican shrub with clusters of small flowers in pinkish-brown or pale yellow bracts that are said to resemble shrimp, widely grown as a houseplant

spider plant US English

A plant of the lily family that has long narrow leaves with a central yellow or white stripe, native to southern Africa and popular as a houseplant

tobacco plant US English

The plant that yields tobacco

castor-oil plant US English

An African shrub with lobed serrated leaves, yielding the seeds from which castor oil is obtained and widely naturalized in warm countries

flowering plant US English

A plant that produces flowers; an angiosperm

sensitive plant US English

A tropical American plant of the pea family, whose leaflets fold together and leaves bend down when touched. A common weed of sugar cane, it has become naturalized throughout the tropics

specimen plant US English

An unusual or impressive plant grown as a focus of interest in a garden

telegraph plant US English

A tropical Asian plant of the pea family whose leaves have a spontaneous jerking motion

umbrella plant US English

A tropical Old World sedge that has stiff green stems, each terminating in a whorl of arching green leaflike bracts. It is commonly grown as a houseplant

vascular plant US English

A plant that is characterized by the presence of conducting tissue

pocketbook plant US English

Another term for calceolaria.

resurrection plant US English

Any of a number of plants that are able to survive drought, typically folding up when dry and unfolding when moistened, in particular

black oyster plant US English

Another term for scorzonera.

Swiss cheese plant US English

A large monstera with perforated leaves (supposedly resembling the holes in a Swiss cheese), popularly grown as a house plant while young

jumping plant louse US English

A minute hopping bug with wings, resembling a miniature cicada. Many kinds are pests of cultivated plants

tarnished plant bug US English

Either of two brownish mirid bugs that are pests of numerous fruits, vegetables, and other crops

plant oneself in plant US English

Position oneself

replant US English

Plant (a tree or plant that has been dug up) again, especially when transferring it to a larger pot or new site

eggplant US English

The large egg-shaped fruit of an Old World plant, eaten as a vegetable. Its skin is typically dark purple, but the skin of certain cultivated varieties is white or yellow

tea plant in tea US English

The evergreen shrub or small tree that produces tea leaves, native to South and eastern Asia and grown as a major cash crop

banana plant in banana US English

The tropical and subtropical treelike plant that bears this fruit. It has very large leaves and resembles a palm, but lacks a woody trunk

cotton plant in cotton US English

The plant that is commercially grown for cotton products. Oil and a protein-rich flour are also obtained from the seeds

houseplant US English

A plant grown indoors

house plant in houseplant US English

A plant grown indoors

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