1. Noun.  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.
  2. Noun.  (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.
  3. Noun.  (context, ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  4. Noun.  (context, proscribed) Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
  5. Noun.  A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  6. Noun.  An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
  7. Noun.  Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
  8. Noun.  A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  9. Noun.  (context, snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
  10. Noun.  A large piece of machinery, such as used in earthmoving or road construction.
  11. Verb.  (transitive) To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  12. Verb.  (transitive) To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
  13. Verb.  (transitive) To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
  14. Verb.  To place in the ground.

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