plant food


Examples of plant food in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the study, the presence at the site of plant processing tools such as grinding stones, as well as a higher incidence of dental cavities and periodontal diseases, supports the predominance of plant foods in the Iberomaurusians' diet. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 Iron can be found in many plant foods, including tofu, nuts, beans, and lentils. Melissa Nieves, Verywell Health, 17 May 2024 Isotopic evidence of high reliance on plant food among Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers at Taforalt, Morocco. Before joining Discover Magazine, Paul Smaglik spent over 20 years as a science journalist, specializing in U.S. life science policy and global scientific career issues. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2024 That includes prioritizing monounsaturated fats, which are found in plant foods like nuts, avocados, and vegetable oils. Angela Haupt, TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 Wait for the end of the growing season when plants are dead or nearly so, then strip them off and work in the plant food. Maureen Gilmer, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 These include the Mediterranean diet – a diet rich in plant foods, olive oil and seafood, and low in red meat and added sugar – and anti-inflammatory diets. Erica Jansen, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 Another potential case exists in Australia, where the first Aboriginal people likely used primitive tools to acquire and process nutritious plant foods like roots, tubers, and palm stems. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024 Turning seaweed into plant food is one of six proposals that Miami-Dade is considering as part of a county effort to find new ways to deal with a seaweed surge that scientists expect climate change will only make worse. Ashley Miznazi, Sun Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plant food was in 1853

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“Plant food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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