plant life


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Noun1.plant life - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotionplant life - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
botanical medicine, herbal therapy, phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
fugaciousness, fugacity - the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
circulation - free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant); "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
hood, cap - a protective covering that is part of a plant
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
microflora - microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
endemic - a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"
holophyte - an organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis
non-flowering plant - a plant that does not bear flowers
plantlet - a young plant or a small plant
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
pot plant - a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquatic - a plant that lives in or on water
cryptogam - formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
annual - (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
biennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
embryo - (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant - a plant that bears fruit once and dies
sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
gametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
garden plant - any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
squamule - a minute scale
myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
nitrification - the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
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plant life

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