Sporting plant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sporting plant (Bot) a plant in which a single bud or offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very different, character from that of the rest of the plant.
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Usage

In literature:

A rubber plant likes to see a little sport now and then.
"Waifs and Strays" by O. Henry
This is what is called the 'sporting' of plants.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
I know the badly-beaten lot maintain that the plant is a "Sport" from an old purchase of their own.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, June 20, 1891" by Various
Collections of Shells, Plants, Minerals, &c. Children's Games and Sports.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Minds, like some seed-plants, delight in sporting; there is great variety in thinking, but the few great ideas remain the same.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
This is what is called the "sporting" of plants.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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In poetry:

To plant an intellectual seed
And guard its growth from noxious weed,
That it may fruitage bear,
Is solace more, a thousand fold,
Than hoarding bonds and stocks and gold,
Or sporting jewels rare.
"Our Battlefield" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Scientists in China report that they have unearthed the fossil remains of a small plant-eating dinosaur that sports what appears to be a primitive form of feather.
MasterCraft plans to move all Hydra -Sports production to the MasterCraft plant in Vonore.
Mitsubishi Motors welcomed the arrival of the Outlander Sport on Tuesday at the central Illinois plant where the crossover model will be built.
Plant bulbs at Red Butte , appreciate a new sports bar in Park City or eat to benefit Slow Food.
How a plant-based diet boosts sports performance.
Do you know someone who likes to breed plants or collect sports and rare plants.
Children in grades five through 10 learn to build a fire without matches, locate edible wild plants, solve complex puzzles in record time, and master the sport of orienteering.
Meet Bill Plant, an elite athlete on a mission to get his sport recognised at the Olympics.
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