replant

verb
re·​plant | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈplant How to pronounce replant (audio) \
replanted; replanting; replants

Definition of replant

transitive verb

1 : to plant again or anew
2 : to provide with new plants
3 : to subject to replantation

Examples of replant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native wetlands were carefully replanted along the banks by teams of biologists and botanists. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, "The $68,000 Fish," 28 Oct. 2019 After the forests had been mostly exhausted, the Civilian Conservation Corps began replanting them. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hike through some of Wisconsin's oldest and biggest trees in these old-growth forests," 24 Oct. 2019 Take jays, for instance, which not only harvest acorns but replant them as well, successfully maintaining oak forests. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Since 1970," 20 Sep. 2019 Farmers can fallow fields of lettuce and other annual crops during droughts and replant them later. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "California farms, ranches strive to adapt as climate warms — it’s a matter of survival," 19 Sep. 2019 Some would completely clear lands, others would mow down vegetation and a third method would replant the area with more fire-resistance vegetation. Brady Mccombs, The Denver Post, "Trump administration’s plan to slow Western wildfires would clear large strips of land," 19 July 2019 Some would completely clear lands, others would mow down vegetation and a third method would replant the area with more fire-resistance vegetation. Brady Mccombs, Anchorage Daily News, "Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land," 15 Sep. 2018 The sanctuary itself comprises replanted trees, not primary forest. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, "Endangered orangutans could be the biggest losers as Indonesia builds a new capital," 13 Sep. 2019 Once the iconic oaks were poisoned, the university tried replanting the oaks, but one of those trees was set on fire in 2016 after Auburn’s victory over LSU. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Harvey Updyke summoned to court for failing to pay for Toomer’s poisoning," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of replant

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of replant was in 1572

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21 Nov 2019

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“Replant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replanting. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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re·​plant | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈplant How to pronounce replant (audio) \

Medical Definition of replant

: to subject to replantation replant an avulsed tooth

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