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  1. plants

    Plants are predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, the plant kingdom encompassed all living things that were not animals, and included algae and fungi; however, all current definitions of Plantae exclude the fungi and some algae, as well as the prokaryotes (the archaea and bacteria). By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants") which is sister of the Glaucophyta, and consists of the green algae and Embryophyta (land plants). The latter includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, and mosses. Most plants are multicellular organisms. Green plants obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts that are derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. Their chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and b, which gives them their green color. Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize, but still have flowers, fruits, and seeds. Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common. There are about 320,000 known species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260,000–290,000, produce seeds. Green plants provide a substantial proportion of the world's molecular oxygen, and are the basis of most of Earth's ecosystems. Plants that produce grain, fruit, and vegetables also form basic human foods and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants have many cultural and other uses, as ornaments, building materials, writing material and, in great variety, they have been the source of medicines and psychoactive drugs. The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Plants

    Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of the kingdom Plantae. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alteration of haploid and diploid generations.

Editors Contribution

  1. plantsnoun

    Plural noun and verb form of the word plant.

    My mother has a number of plants.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 9, 2015  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PLANTS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Plants is ranked #29581 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Plants surname appeared 797 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Plants.

    95.8% or 764 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plants' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1411

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plants' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2724

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plants in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plants in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of plants in a Sentence

  1. Maitri Upanishads:

    As a spider emits and draws in its thread, As plants arise on the earth, As the hairs of the head and body from a living person, So from The Eternal arises everything here.

  2. Caecilius Statius:

    He plants trees to benefit another generation.

  3. Gabriel Zuchtriegel:

    If grass and other plants grow in or on the ancient walls and houses this is a problem. So we try to have a sustainable approach to the whole environment in order also to avoid using substances then to avoid growing plants, having plants growing on the walls and ruins.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony.

  5. Xu Daxhe:

    China is dedicated to the establishment of a complete nuclear fuel-cycle system, when we are constructing a number of nuclear power plants in China we are also taking into consideration the development of a reprocessing capability.

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