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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 99 words.
Old English plante meant ‘seedling’ from Latin planta ‘sprout, cutting’. Use of the word in the phrase plant yourself
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...