HyperDic: plant_life

English > 1 sense of the expression plant life:
NOUNTopsplant life, plant, flora(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
English > plant life: 1 sense > noun 1, Tops
Meaning(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
Synonymsplant, flora
Category ofaccreteGrow together (of plants and organs)
acid-lovingThriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
alder blightA disease of alders caused by the woolly alder aphid (a plant louse)
alkaline-lovingThriving in a relatively alkaline environment
amentiferous, amentaceous(of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins
amphitropous(of a plant ovule) partly inverted
anatropous, inverted(of a plant ovule) completely inverted
apocarpous(of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
bruisedamage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure
caespitose, cespitose, tufted(of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
campylotropous(of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk
carnivorous(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals
circulationFree movement or passage / passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
clusteredgrowing close together but not in dense mats
cocadried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine)
deciduous(of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
dicotyledonous(of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tameadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
endangered(of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
epiphytotic(of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area
etiolate, etiolated, blanched(especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
etiolatebleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
evergreen(of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year
floccose(of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs
fugacity, fugaciousnessThe lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
girdle, deadencut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
gregarious(of plants) growing in groups that are close together
half-hardy(of plants) requiring protection from frost
hispid(of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles
insectivorous(of animals and plants) feeding on insects
leggy, tall-growing(of plants) having tall spindly stems
microorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
monocotyledonous(of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies
nitrificationThe oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
orthotropous(of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex
pappose(of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles
parasiteAn animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
perennationThe process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant)
peroxidaseAny of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
photosynthesissynthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
phytotherapy, herbal therapy, botanical medicineThe use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet / diet)
propagateCause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
saprophytic(of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
sedgyCovered with sedges (grasslike marsh plants)
squamuleA minute scale
syncarpous(of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of united carpels
tender(of plants) not hardy
tenderizer, tenderiserA substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender
threatened(of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
ungregarious(of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together
vegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Member ofPlantae, kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom(botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
Partshood, capA protective covering that is part of a plant
plant part, plant structureAny part of a plant or fungus
NarroweracrogenAny flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
air plant, epiphyte, aerophyte, epiphytic plantplant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain
annual(botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
apomictA plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquaticA plant that lives in or on water
autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organismplant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
biennial(botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete
cropA cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
cryptogamformerly recognized / recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores
embryo(botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
endemicA plant that is native to a certain limited area
escapeA plant originally / originally cultivated but now growing wild
gametophyteThe gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
garden plantAny of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
holophyteAn organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis
houseplantAny of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
hygrophyteA plant that grows in a moist habitat
microfloraMicroscopic plants
monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plantA plant that bears fruit once and dies
myrmecophyteplant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
neophyteA plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
non-flowering plantA plant that does not bear flowers
ornamentalAny plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
perennial(botany) a plant lasting / lasting for three seasons or more
phytoplanktonphotosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton
plantletA young / young plant or a small plant
poisonous plantA plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
pot plantA plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
rock plantplant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
sporophyteThe spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
vascular plant, tracheophytegreen plant having a vascular system
wildingA wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Spanishflora, mata, plantae, planta, plantas, vegetación, vida vegetal
Catalanflora, plantae, planta

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