Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 43,377 items for:

plant x clear all

Refine by subject

 

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

plant

Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin.

in A Dictionary of Law

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 5 words.

n.See machinery and plant.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

planting

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 220 words.

• matting • exacting • Banting, ranting • parting • enchanting, planting • everlasting, fasting, lasting •

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 10 words.

plant dragon's teeth: see sow dragon's teeth at dragon.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

planting

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 219 words.

• matting • exacting • Banting, ranting • parting • enchanting, planting • everlasting, fasting, lasting •

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 75 words.

young tree or herb newly planted or intended for planting (OE.), XIV; member of the vegetable kingdom XVI. OE. plante

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Plant

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 212 words.

CBE 1975 (OBE 1965)

Born 27 Aug. 1910; s of late Sidney Plant and late Rose Edna Plant; m 1931, Gladys Mayers; two s...

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

Plant

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 318 words.

Variants: Plante, Plants

Current frequencies: GB 9164, Ireland 230 • GB frequency 1881: 6593 • Main GB location

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

in Visual English Dictionary

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 103 words.

structure of a plant germination soil profile photosynthesis section of a bulb

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 213 words.

1 In traditional classifications, any living organism of the kingdom Plantae. Plants are distinguished from other organisms by their life

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 33 words.

Major equipment and machinery used in industrial processes. A *process plant is the entire industrial process or factory in

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plants

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 99 words.

The most recent and most authoritative work on the folklore of plants in the British Isles is Roy Vickery's A

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 36 words.

Any living thing that is not an animal; organisms that belong to the kingdom Plantae. Plants cannot move, lack

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Plants

Nigel Calder.

in Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 343 words.

Botany was a poor relation of zoology until recently. Animals are more fun to watch than plants are, and

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 26 words.

any organism of the kingdom Plantae. Plants are characterized by their ability to effect photosynthesis and the possession of rigid

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Plants

Timothy Walker.

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 152 pages.

Plants: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the need and efforts for their...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

plant

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Any organism of the kingdom Plantae. Plants are characterized by their ability to effect photosynthesis and the possession of rigid cell walls that contain cellulose.

See overview in Oxford Index

Plants

Michael J. Donoghue.

in Encyclopedia of Evolution

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 4987 words.

The word plant commonly refers to all autotrophic— literally, self-feeding—eukaryotic organisms. In the process of photosynthesis, these organisms use light

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Plants

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 2212 words.

Plants are ubiquitous in Shakespeare’s plays and poems. It might be presumed that the dramatist was primarily influenced by his

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

plant

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 99 words.

[OE]

Old English plante meant ‘seedling’ from Latin planta ‘sprout, cutting’. Use of the word in the phrase plant yourself

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Plants

Suzanne K. Fish and Karen R. Adams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 8482 words.

Beginning 4,000 or more years ago in the U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest, the most varied and sustained interactions between regional inhabitants and the plants of their environments...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract