interplant

verb

in·​ter·​plant ˌin-tər-ˈplant How to pronounce interplant (audio)
interplanted; interplanting; interplants

transitive verb

: to plant a crop between (plants of another kind)
also : to set out young trees among (existing growth)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another approach is to interplant an entire area of ground cover or perennial beds with a matrix of daffodils. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Consider interplanting it with strawberries, herbs, or even flowers. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, 13 Mar. 2017 Try interplanting your perennials with annuals that love hot weather. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 27 July 2016 The legumes were interplanted with the vines and harvested in spring. Evan Kleiman, latimes.com, 4 Apr. 2018 Try interplanting cool and warm season vegetables to maximize limited space and capture late afternoon shade for cool season crops. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 2 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interplant was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Interplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interplant. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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