plant [-s] n

OE < L. planta, sprout, slip, cutting, graft.

  1. Living thing; organic body; flora; herbage; vegetation.
  2. Tree; sprout; bud; [fig.] life; growth; development; process of blooming.
  3. Flower; bloom; blossom; [fig.] sunset; brilliantly hued western sky created by the setting sun.

plant [-ed] v

OE < L. plantāre, to plant, fix in place.

  1. Sow; engender; furnish; foster; introduce; establish; set in place; place in fertile soil in hopes of future growth.