plant·ing | \ ˈplan-tiŋ \

Definition of planting 

: an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes also : the plants grown in such an area

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Southgate now looks like the manager who might be able to solve England’s problem of face-planting in spectacular fashion at the worst possible time. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "England’s Soccer Team Needed Help, So They Stole From the NBA," 2 July 2018 But officials did not request overall prices, but individual unit prices for each type of planting or kind of work the companies would be asked to do. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora looks to hire company to maintain areas with native plants," 25 June 2018 More than 500 acres were seeded with native grasses, wildflowers and other plants, plus the planting of some 45,000 trees and shrubs. Joseph Dits, Post-Tribune, "Fort Wayne builds berm to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes," 3 July 2018 The planned tariffs on U.S. soybean exports come as farmers nationwide have boosted plantings of the crop, betting on the oilseeds to deliver stronger returns than corn during a yearslong slump in the farm economy. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Businesses," 2 July 2018 Next, in keeping with last week's warning regarding the planting of annual forget-me-not plants, both mint and horseradish also spread. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Plants starting to look a little crowded? Here’s how to thin them out," 28 June 2018 About 50 friends, family and former classmates gathered recently to remember Jimmy during a special ceremony to mark the planting of three trees near the entrance to Southeast School in Evergreen Park. Janice Neumann, Daily Southtown, "A school community comes together again to replace memorial tree, remember 'a good friend'," 26 June 2018 Large trees surround the house, set into plantings of boxwood and hostas. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Philanthropists' Mid-century ranch in Franklin was made for art," 16 June 2018 The government is introducing legislation to encourage the planting of more slow-growing native species, such as cork trees, holm oaks or chestnut trees, which are more resilient to flames and can slow the advance of wildfires. Washington Post, "Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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