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plant
British English: /plɑːnt/
American English: /plænt/

Translation of plant in French:

noun

  • 1 (Botany) (gen)
    (seedling) plant (m)
    tobacco/flowering plant
    plante de tabac/à fleurs
    before n (disease, reproduction)
    des plantes
    (biologist, geneticist)
    spécialisé dans l'étude des plantes
  • 3 uncountable
    (buildings, machinery, fixtures) installations (fpl) industrielles et commerciales
    (fixed machinery) installations fpl
    (movable machinery) matériel (m)

transitive verb

  • 1 (put to grow)
    planter (seed, bulb, tree)
    semer (crop)
    to plant a field with wheat
    semer un champ de blé
    to plant one's garden with trees
    planter des arbres dans son jardin
  • 2 (illicitly put in place)
    placer (bomb, explosive, tape recorder, spy)
    to plant drugs/a weapon on somebody
    placer de la drogue/une arme sur quelqu'un pour l'incriminer
    to plant a story to plant a question
    poser une question (dont on a tacitement convenu auparavant)
  • 3to plant a kiss/foot etc on something
    planter un baiser/pied etc sur quelque chose
    to plant a knife/a spade in something
    planter un couteau/une bêche dans quelque chose
  • 4 (start, engender)
    donner (idea)
    jeter (doubt)
    to plant doubt in somebody's mind
    jeter le doute dans l'esprit de quelqu'un
    to plant an idea in somebody's mind
    mettre une idée dans la tête de quelqu'un

reflexive verb

  • to plant oneself between/in front of
    se planter entre/devant

Phrasal verbs

plant out

plant [something] out, plant out [something]
repiquer (seedlings)

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