sun plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sun plant widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowers
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Usage

In literature:

He is like the plant always in the sun, he burns himself out.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
The windows looked towards the sun, and were filled with hot-house plants.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
And now everything is in bloom and the garden is planted and the sun shines in very gladness.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
His enormous girth twitched and turned towards her, like a plant craving the sun.
"The Capgras Shift" by Sam Vaknin
She came in one day, and there was that inner curtain strung wide open, and the sun pouring through the plants in a broad radiance.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various
When the sun has scorched up plants, and provisions are rare, he turns to his barns of abundance.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
And the new day once more brings the blazing sun further to parch the land and plants.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
You might as well ask a plant to face it when it's pulled up by the roots and thrown out into the sun.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Outside the sun was shining, tenderly yellow like a new plant.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Turn the plants round every day, as the sun always draws them toward it.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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In poetry:

A thousand years
In a mummy's hand
A seed may lie.
Then, planted, spring
Into life again
Under sun and sky.
"Seeds" by Cale Young Rice
Apart from Thee we plant in vain
The root and sow the seed;
Thy early and Thy later rain,
Thy sun and dew we need.
"Garden" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And it laughs o'er many a vale,
Sheltered safe from storm and gale;
Sky and sun and stars thereof
Love the gentle plant I love.
"Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan
Life without love! -- Ye virgin souls that pine
For some one's love, some cold unconscious one,
Pale patient plants that never see the sun,--
When will his long-desired glory shine?
"Griefs Unspoken" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
Bow themselves, when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
There had made a lasting spring.
"Orpheus With His Lute Made Trees" by William Shakespeare
And if by noon I have too much of these,
I have but to turn on my arm, and lo,
The sun-burned hillside sets my face aglow,
My breathing shakes the bluet like a breeze,
I smell the earth, I smell the bruisèd plant,
I look into the crater of the ant.
"The Vantage Point" by Robert Frost

In news:

Growing 4-6', it makes a great accent plant in sun.
I planted a single graft 'Sun Sugar' from GardenLife.com.
The sun can damage plants in several ways.
Asparagus may be planted in late fall or winter, but it needs full sun and well-drained soil BILL SEVIER/Courtesy.
The plant near the White River town of Edwardsport went online in 1918, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reported.
Asparagus may be planted in late fall or winter, but it needs full sun and well-drained soil BILL SEVIER/Courtesy.
As the garden columnist for the Pacific Sun, I'm usually preaching about compost or drought-tolerant native plants.
Shawna Coronado shows a unique and simply sun-ray vegetable garden design she planted in her own front yard .
The attitude toward the replacement workers at the Sun Prairie Goodyear plant was hostile Monday night and earlier in the afternoon.
This garden plan combines easy, adaptable plants to add color to spots that don't see full sun.
Potted plants can be a favorite, but if that pot is sitting in the sun you may be baking your plants.
Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens plans art and plant show.
Jean-Michel Deiss, of Domaine Marcel Deiss: "Every plant has the fantasy that it will grow to the sun.".
I had developed a new full sun garden, and most of the plants that were in the old garden were moved to the new garden.
You can grow it in sun, too, but it's especially popular as a shade plant that requires little water.
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In science:

More recently, this problem has been extended from vectors to matrices by Butucea and Ingster (2011); Sun and Nobel (2008, 2010) who propose to detect a shifted sub-matrix planted in a Gaussian or binary random matrix.
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
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