plant NOUN 1) a living organism (such as a tree, grass, or fern) that absorbs water and inorganic substances through its roots and makes nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis. 2) a place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place. 3) machinery used in an industrial or manufacturing process. 4) a person placed in a group as a spy or informer. 5) a thing put among someone's belongings to incriminate or discredit them.
VERB 1) place (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow. 2) (plant out) transfer (a seedling or young plant) from a protected container to the open ground. 3) place or fix in a specified position. 4) secretly place (a bomb). 5) put or hide (something) among someone's belongings as a plant. 6) send (someone) to join a group to act as a spy or informer. 7) establish (an idea) in someone's mind.
DERIVATIVES plantlet noun.
ORIGIN from Latin planta 'sprout, cutting' and plantare 'plant, fix in place' .

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