plant kingdom


Definition of plant kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct plants — compare animal kingdom, mineral kingdom

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Recent Examples on the Web This can be seen as further evidence from the plant kingdom of climate change in action. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Ancient tropical plants produce cones in UK for first time on record," 22 Aug. 2019 The message is clear and there’s a not-too-distant future where our unsustainable reliance on animal protein is jettisoned for the almost limitless variety of our plant kingdom. Larissa Zimberoff, Time, "The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy," 15 Aug. 2019 Food scientists had to cast a wide net to find any protein in the plant kingdom that behaved like that. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Meatless meat is having a moment. Will eggless eggs be next?," 23 July 2019 The notion that the plant kingdom is benign is a fallacy. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Serving Raw Meat And Fish A Dinner Party Taboo?," 12 Apr. 2019 But Grand Park converted an underused, unappealing expanse between the Music Center and City Hall into an urban oasis populated with species from the world’s six plant kingdoms to symbolize the diversity of L.A.’s population. Matt Jaffe,, "Green travel in (gasp!) Los Angeles is easier than you think," 19 June 2018 This time of year, with the greenmarkets in full swing (and pictures of tiny, adorable pigs on Instagram), there’s no better time to re-embrace the full splendor of the plant kingdom. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This Natalie Portman–Backed Documentary Will Make You Seriously Consider Going Vegetarian," 16 June 2018 The plant bears some of the least attractive common names in the plant kingdom: Some know it as naked broomrape. New York Times, "The Flower That Must Not Be Named," 13 June 2018 The world knows a thing or two about centering meals on the plant kingdom. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plant-loving Strange Town on Milwaukee's east side has appeal beyond vegan," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of plant kingdom

1858, in the meaning defined above

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: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct plants

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Medical Definition of plant kingdom

: the one of the three basic groups of natural objects that includes all living and extinct plants — compare animal kingdom, mineral kingdom

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