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plant
 
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
 
garden
 
an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden)
 
seed
 
a fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant
 
sow
 
to scatter, disperse or plant (seeds)
 
grass
 
any plant of the family Poaceae, characterised by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain
 
lawn
 
ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown
 
soil
 
a mixture of sand and organic material used to support plant growth; the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants
 
meadow
 
a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be cut for hay
 
hedge
 
a thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes, especially such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land
 
bush
 
a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant that is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6m tall
 
weed
 
any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant
 
park
 
a tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like
 
forest
 
a dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area, larger than woods
 
herb
 
any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food
 
fern
 
any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations
 
mushroom
 
any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood)
 
toadstool
 
any inedible or poisonous mushroom, especially an agaric
 
vine
 
a climbing plant that produces grapes
 
 
    • plant, plants[plɑːnt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • 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
    • Example:
      • The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.
  • garden
    • garden, gardens[ˈɡɑːdən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden)
    • Example:
      • Let's plant a tree in the garden!
      • Synonym(s):
        yard (AE)
  • seed
    • seed, seeds[siːd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant
    • Example:
      • If you plant seed in spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in autumn.
  • sow
    • sow, sowed, sown[saʊ](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to scatter, disperse or plant (seeds)
    • Example:
      • I needed to sow the field, so I sowed the field and when I had sown the field, I was happy.
  • grass
    • grass, grasses[ɡɹɑːs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any plant of the family Poaceae, characterised by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain
    • Example:
      • You need to cut the grass next week.
  • lawn
    • lawn, lawns[lɔ:n](noun)
    • Definition:
      • ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown
    • Example:
      • I love to walk barefoot across the lawn.
  • soil
    • soil[sɔɪl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a mixture of sand and organic material used to support plant growth; the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants
    • Example:
      • Soil formation greatly depends on the climate.
      • Synonym(s):
        dirt, earth
  • meadow
    • meadow, meadows[ˈmɛdəʊ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be cut for hay
    • Example:
      • The farmer owned several meadows right next to his farm.
  • hedge
    • hedge, hedges[hedʒ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes, especially such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land
    • Example:
      • He trims the hedge once a week.
  • bush
    • bush, bushes[bʊʃ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant that is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6m tall
    • Example:
      • Let's plant some bushes around the house.
  • weed
    • weed, weeds[wi:d](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant
    • Example:
      • If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a weed.
  • park
    • park, parks[pɑrk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like
    • Example:
      • The biggest park in NYC is Central Park.
      • Synonym(s):
        grounds
  • forest
    • forest, forests[ˈfɒɹəst](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area, larger than woods
    • Example:
      • They saw several squirrels while they were walking through the forest.
  • herb
    • herb, herbs[hɜː(ɹ)b](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food
    • Example:
      • Can you quickly go and get some herbs for our dinner tonight?
  • fern
    • fern, ferns[fɜːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations
    • Example:
      • I thought we could plant some ferns in the garden.
  • mushroom
    • mushroom, mushrooms[ˈmʌʃˌrum](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood)
    • Example:
      • Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul.
    • toadstool, toadstools[ˈtəʊdstuːl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any inedible or poisonous mushroom, especially an agaric
    • Example:
      • Be careful not to collect any toadstools.
  • vine
    • vine, vines[vaɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a climbing plant that produces grapes
    • Example:
      • Poison ivy and Bittersweet can grow as low shrubs when support is not available, but will shoot vine when support is available.
      • Synonym(s):
        grapevine
 

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plant
garden
seed
sow
grass
lawn
soil
meadow
hedge
bush
weed
park
forest
herb
fern
mushroom
toadstool
vine
 
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        vine
        a climbing plant that produces grapes
        herb
        any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food
        lawn
        ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown
        fern
        any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations
        sow
        to scatter, disperse or plant (seeds)
        hedge
        a thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes, especially such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land
        seed
        a fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant
        forest
        a dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area, larger than woods
        bush
        a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant that is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6m tall
        soil
        a mixture of sand and organic material used to support plant growth; the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants
        toadstool
        any inedible or poisonous mushroom, especially an agaric
        grass
        any plant of the family Poaceae, characterised by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain
        meadow
        a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be cut for hay
        mushroom
        any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood)
        park
        a tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like
         
         
         

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        park
        a tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like
        weed
        any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant
        meadow
        a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be cut for hay
        garden
        an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden)
        lawn
        ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown
        sow
        to scatter, disperse or plant (seeds)
        seed
        a fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant
        hedge
        a thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes, especially such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land
        vine
        a climbing plant that produces grapes
        fern
        any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations
        herbs
        any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food
        mushroom
        any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood)
        soil
        a mixture of sand and organic material used to support plant growth; the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants
         
         
         
         

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