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planting (n.)

late Old English plantung "action of planting, inserting plants in the soil," also "a thing planted," verbal noun from plant (v.).

updated on July 07, 2020

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Definitions of planting from WordNet

planting (n.)
the act of fixing firmly in place;
he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway
planting (n.)
a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area;
the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner
planting (n.)
putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow;
the planting of corn is hard work
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