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planta , ae, f. for plancta; cf. plānus; root v. plango.
I. Any vegetable production that serves to propagate the species, a sprout, shoot, twig, sprig, sucker, graft, scion, slip, cutting, Varr. R. R. 1, 55: “malleoli, plantae, sarmenta, viviradices, propagines,Cic. Sen. 15, 52; Verg. G. 2, 23.—
B. A young tree, a shrub that may be transplanted, a set, slip, Ov. R. Am. 193: “plantas ex seminario transferre in aliud,Plin. 17, 11, 14, § 75: “plantae sinapis primā hieme translatae,Col. 11, 3, 29: “thymi novellas plantas disponere,id. 11. 3, 40: “puteusque brevis ... in tenuis plantas facile diffunditur haustu,Juv. 3, 227: “planta, quam quis in solo nostro posuerit,Gai. Inst. 2, 74 (but not used in the general sense of a plant, for which, in class. Lat.: “res quae gignitur e terrā, etc.,Cic. Fin. 4, 5, 13; v. Madv. ad loc., and Krebs, Antibarb. p. 890).—
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