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Plant vs. Crop

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Plantnoun

(botany) An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.

‘The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.’;

Cropnoun

(agriculture) A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, or fuel or for any other economic purpose.

Plantnoun

(botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b, or any organism closely related to such an organism.

Cropnoun

The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.

Plantnoun

(ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.

Cropnoun

A group, cluster or collection of things occurring at the same time.

‘a crop of ideas’;

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Plantnoun

Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.

Cropnoun

A group of vesicles at the same stage of development in a disease

‘Like in chicken pox.’;

Plantnoun

A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.

Cropnoun

The lashing end of a whip

Plantnoun

An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.

‘That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!’;

Cropnoun

An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.

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Plantnoun

Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).

Cropnoun

A rocky outcrop.

Plantnoun

A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.

Cropnoun

The act of cropping.

Plantnoun

(snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.

Cropnoun

A short haircut.

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Plantnoun

(uncountable) Machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.

Cropnoun

(anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.

Plantnoun

(obsolete) A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

Cropnoun

(architecture) The foliate part of a finial.

Plantnoun

(obsolete) The sole of the foot.

Cropnoun

The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.

Plantnoun

A plan; a swindle; a trick.

Cropnoun

(mining) Tin ore prepared for smelting.

Plantnoun

An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

Cropnoun

(mining) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.

Plantnoun

A young oyster suitable for transplanting.

Cropverb

(transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.

Plantverb

(transitive) To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.

Cropverb

(transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.

Plantverb

(transitive) To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.

‘That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!’;

Cropverb

(transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photograph or image in order to frame the subject better.

Plantverb

(transitive) To place or set something firmly or with conviction.

‘Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.’; ‘to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a flag; to plant one's feet on solid ground’;

Cropverb

(intransitive) To yield harvest.

Plantverb

To place in the ground.

Cropverb

(transitive) To cause to bear a crop.

‘to crop a field’;

Plantverb

To furnish or supply with plants.

‘to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest’;

Cropnoun

The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving as a receptacle for food; the craw.

Plantverb

To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

Cropnoun

The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a plant or tree.

Plantverb

To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.

‘to plant a colony’;

Cropnoun

That which is cropped, cut, or gathered from a single felld, or of a single kind of grain or fruit, or in a single season; especially, the product of what is planted in the earth; fruit; harvest.

‘Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop,Corn, wine, and oil.’;

Plantverb

To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.

‘to plant Christianity among the heathen’;

Cropnoun

Grain or other product of the field while standing.

Plantverb

To set up; to install; to instate.

Cropnoun

Anything cut off or gathered.

‘Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free,It falls a plenteous crop reserved for thee.’;

Plantnoun

A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or even a single cellule.

Cropnoun

Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so cutting; as, a convict's crop.

Plantnoun

A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

Cropnoun

A projecting ornament in carved stone. Specifically, a finial.

Plantnoun

The sole of the foot.

Cropnoun

Tin ore prepared for smelting.

Plantnoun

The whole machinery and apparatus employed in carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also, sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents investment of capital in the means of carrying on a business, but not including material worked upon or finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or a railroad.

Cropnoun

A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash.

Plantnoun

A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.

‘It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.’;

Cropverb

To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap.

‘I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one.’;

Plantnoun

An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

Cropverb

Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.

‘Death . . . .crops the growing boys.’;

Plantverb

To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.

Cropverb

To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.

Plantverb

To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.

‘Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.’;

Cropverb

to cut off an unnecessary portion at the edges; - of photographs and other two-dimensional images; as, to crop her photograph up to the shoulders.

Plantverb

To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.

Cropverb

To yield harvest.

Plantverb

To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

‘It engenders choler, planteth anger.’;

Cropnoun

the yield from plants in a single growing season

Plantverb

To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.

‘Planting of countries like planting of woods.’;

Cropnoun

a collection of people or things appearing together;

‘the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas’;

Plantverb

To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.

Cropnoun

the output of something in a season;

‘the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores’;

Plantverb

To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.

Cropnoun

the stock or handle of a whip

Plantverb

To set up; to install; to instate.

‘We will plant some other in the throne.’;

Cropnoun

a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

Plantverb

To perform the act of planting.

‘I have planted; Apollos watered.’;

Cropverb

cut short;

‘She wanted her hair cropped short’;

Plantnoun

buildings for carrying on industrial labor;

‘they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles’;

Cropverb

prepare for crops;

‘Work the soil’; ‘cultivate the land’;

Plantnoun

a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Cropverb

yield crops;

‘This land crops well’;

Plantnoun

something planted secretly for discovery by another;

‘the police used a plant to trick the thieves’; ‘he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant’;

Cropverb

let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Plantnoun

an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

Cropverb

feed as in a meadow or pasture;

‘the herd was grazing’;

Plantverb

put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground;

‘Let's plant flowers in the garden’;

Cropverb

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;

‘dress the plants in the garden’;

Plantverb

fix or set securely or deeply;

‘He planted a knee in the back of his opponent’; ‘The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum’;

Cropnoun

a cultivated plant that is grown on a large scale commercially, especially a cereal, fruit, or vegetable

‘the main crops were oats and barley’;

Plantverb

set up or lay the groundwork for;

‘establish a new department’;

Cropnoun

an amount of produce harvested at one time

‘a heavy crop of fruit’;

Plantverb

place into a river;

‘plant fish’;

Cropnoun

an abundance of something, especially a person's hair

‘he had a thick crop of wiry hair’;

Plantverb

place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive;

‘Plant a spy in Moscow’; ‘plant bugs in the dissident's apartment’;

Cropnoun

the total number of young farm animals born in a particular year on one farm

‘failure to observe sound practice leads to a lamb crop at weaning of around 50–60 per cent’;

Plantverb

put firmly in the mind;

‘Plant a thought in the students' minds’;

Cropnoun

a group or amount of related people or things appearing or occurring at one time

‘the current crop of politicians’;

Plantnoun

a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.

Cropnoun

a hairstyle in which the hair is cut very short

‘she has her hair cut in a short crop’;

Plantnoun

a small plant, as distinct from a shrub or tree

‘garden plants’;

Cropnoun

short for riding crop or hunting crop

Plantnoun

a place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place

‘a giant car plant’;

Cropnoun

a pouch in a bird's gullet where food is stored or prepared for digestion

‘the parent waxbill partially digests food in its crop’;

Plantnoun

machinery used in an industrial or manufacturing process

‘inadequate investment in new plant’;

Cropnoun

an organ resembling a pouch in an insect or earthworm.

Plantnoun

a person placed in a group as a spy or informer

‘we thought he was a CIA plant spreading disinformation’;

Cropnoun

the entire tanned hide of an animal.

Plantnoun

a thing put among someone's belongings to incriminate or compromise them.

Cropverb

cut (something, especially a person's hair) very short

‘she cropped her long golden hair’;

Plantnoun

a shot in which the cue ball is made to strike one of two touching or nearly touching balls with the result that the second is potted.

Cropverb

(of an animal) bite off and eat the tops of (plants)

‘the horse was gratefully cropping the grass’;

Plantverb

put (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow

‘we planted a lot of fruit trees’;

Cropverb

cut the edges of (a photograph) in order to produce a better picture or to fit a given space

‘you can always crop the picture afterwards’;

Plantverb

cover or supply (an area of land) with plants

‘the garden is planted with herbs’;

Cropverb

harvest (plants or their produce) from a particular area

‘hay would have been cropped several times through the summer’;

Plantverb

place a plant in the ground out of doors so it can grow, especially after growing it from seed in an indoor environment

‘the foxgloves are grown from seed and planted out in the autumn’;

Cropverb

sow or plant (land) with plants that will produce food or fodder, especially on a large commercial scale

‘the southern areas are cropped in cotton’;

Plantverb

bury (someone)

‘it was raining when we planted him’;

Cropverb

(of land or a plant) yield a harvest of plants or produce

‘the parsley will need protection to continue cropping through the winter’;

Plantverb

set or place in a particular position

‘she planted a kiss on his cheek’; ‘he planted himself squarely in front of her’;

Crop

A crop is a plant or animal product that can be grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence. Crops may refer either to the harvested parts or to the harvest in a more refined state.

Plantverb

establish (an idea) in someone's mind

‘the seed of doubt is planted in his mind’;

Plantverb

secretly place (a bomb that is set to go off at a later time)

‘several incendiary devices were planted in stores’;

Plantverb

put or hide (something) among someone's belongings to compromise or incriminate the owner

‘they claimed that the drugs had been planted on them by police’;

Plantverb

send (someone) to join a group or organization to act as a spy or informer

‘he managed to plant an agent in his war council’;

Plantverb

found or establish (a colony, city, or community)

‘he was commissioned to plant the order in England’;

Plantverb

deposit (young fish, spawn, oysters, etc.) in a river or lake.

Plant

Plants are mainly multicellular organisms, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, plants were treated as one of two kingdoms including all living things that were not animals, and all algae and fungi were treated as plants.

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