• Nelly watering some of her plants
    Nelly watering some of her plants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n planting putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow "the planting of corn is hard work"
    • n planting the act of fixing firmly in place "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
    • n planting a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area "the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which...
BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...
Carricature Plant Carricature Plant
Planté's storage battery Planté's storage battery
Chemical plant to make wood pulp Chemical plant to make wood pulp
Coal gas plant Coal gas plant
Ice plant compression pumps Ice plant compression pumps
Tobacco Plant Tobacco Plant

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
    • Planting That which is planted; a plantation. "Trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord."
    • Planting The act or operation of setting in the ground for propagation, as seeds, trees, shrubs, etc.; the forming of plantations, as of trees; the carrying on of plantations, as of sugar, coffee, etc.
    • Planting (Arch) The laying of the first courses of stone in a foundation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted
    • n planting The art of forming plantations of trees; also, the act or art of inserting plants in the soil.
    • n planting A planted place; a grove; a plantation.
    • n planting In architecture, the laying of the first courses of stone in a foundation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants
    • Planting the act of setting in the ground for growth: the art of forming plantations of trees: a plantation
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  • George Eliot
    “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
  • Luther Burbank
    Luther Burbank
    “If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.”
  • Anne Campbell
    Anne Campbell
    “You can plant a dream.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. plante (Fr. plante)—L. planta, a shoot, a plant.


In literature:

Following the course of the steam in a plant, the next advantage of the use of superheated steam is the absence of water in the steam pipes.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
One colonist planted about eight bushels of seed-corn.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Hardiness in woody plants is only a relative term and is determined by the condition of the plant at the time the low temperature occurs.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The store of nutriment laid up within the seeds of many plants seems at first sight to have no sort of relation to other plants.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Rice planting and trading.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Plant a few squash hills in the garden in the spring and also plant a few seeds in rich dirt in discarded tin cans or flower pots.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
They are taught where to plant, what to plant, and how to plant their crops.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The nuts from which those trees were planted were obtained and planted by Mr. Lovett who is now deceased.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The cotton-plant blooms ten or eleven weeks after planting.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
We have other plants, such as the daisy and the dandelion, which shut their flowers early in the evening.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various

In poetry:

Stretches his talons,
On thee falls,
In thy shoulders
Cunningly plants them.
"To My Friend - Ode III" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We call them ours, o'erswept with selfish tears,
O'erwatched with restless longings night and day;
Forgetful of the high, mysterious right
He holds to bear our cherished plants away.
""Lines. . ."" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Yet, in this field where the Cross planted reigns,
I know not what strange passion bows my head
To thee, whose great command upon my veins
Proves thee a god for me not dead, not dead!
"Ode To The Setting Sun - Prelude" by Francis Thompson
Tis that thou hadst planted, 'tis that thou hadst rear'd:
Have pity, and hasten the hour,
When the dews of thy love shall be fresh on her leaf,
And thy sunbeam be bright on her flow'r:
"The Lily" by Caroline Fry
Breathless I stood and fearful, in my wonder softly
To and fro it fluttered to the flower-bush she had planted,
The flower called King of Fragrance with her holy
memory haunted.
"The Black Swallow-Tail Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
The days pass and the nights, and the wind blows:
I have planted a tree of Happiness, and the tree grows.
The light comes and the dark, and the rain falls:
I have planted my tree of Happiness within high walls.
"A Song Of Happiness" by Ethel Clifford

In news:

The control room simulator at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant is getting a computer upgrade, and a simulated control panel for starting the plant's emergency diesel generators also is being added.
GE officially opened its new refrigerator plant yesterday, and also unveiled the first appliance models to come out of the new plant.
Close to 800 daffodil bulbs were planted and will complement a selection of wildflowers that will soon be planted by York County at the same location.
The article called Wild Edible Plants that ran recently in MOTHER EARTH NEWS said that after dandelions flower you should leave the plant and go on to other foraged fare.
She has a large planting of sedum in her front yard and said there also are other plantings.
The Shuwaikh Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant in Kuwait has avoided reduced production and plant shutdown - problems caused by red tide - through its pre-treatment steps, according to Pentair X-Flow.
Southern California Edison, the majority owner of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, plans to do more thorough studies of fault line s discovered since the plant was built in the 1980s.
We've recently been getting calls about plant decline from a white powdery film on the leaves of curcubit plants like squash and cucumber.
Monrovia Growers will pull its non-branded plants out of Home Depot and will instead display its branded plants in Lowe's nationwide.
As a food plant engineer, you are constantly stretched to the max on how to find new and better solutions to plant problems old and new.
The assets of its Toledo, Ohio, plant are being sold to Welch Packaging, and the sheet plant business and assets in Roseville, Mich.
SARTELL — The Verso Paper Company Plant in Sartell will not re-open and 259 paper plant workers will be permanently out of jobs.
Marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields worth of pot plants Tuesday growing on the city's South Side.
Unlike plants in your landscapes, potted plants are at a disadvantage because root systems are limited to the confines of the pot .
In south-central Minnesota most of the corn and soybeans were planted by mid-May and have emerged, with some of the early planted corn being 12-15 in.

In science:

Another transition appears at cs (the colorability threshold in the purely random ensemble) beyond which all clusters disappears except the planted one.
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
The properties of the planted cluster can be studied numerically on a single graph (as was done for satisfiability in ).
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
We checked on many instances that the BP equations (1) initialized in the planted con figuration converge to the liq uid fixed point for c < cd , and to the planted one for c > cd , while when initialized randomly they converge to the planted fixed point only for c > cl .
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
We have also considered the appearance of frozen variables discussed in : Fig. 2 shows the agreement between the fraction of frozen variables obtained by applying the whitening procedure to the planted con figura tion on a given graph with the theoretical prediction .
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
If one does not discover the Easy/Hard/Easy pattern — planted cluster, the planted and the purely random graphs are indistinguishable and we thus expect that in such a case they have comparable algorithmic difficulty.
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems