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plant material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plant material material derived from plants
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Usage

In literature:

When the wigglers hatch they swim about in the water and feed upon decaying material and microscopic water plants.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
Cambium is the building material of plants and without it growth is impossible.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Seeds contain the building material for new plants, as well as their food for a short time.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
You must not imagine that every one of these materials is formed in each individual plant.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The bacteria live upon the materials of the soil and change them into such form that plants can digest them.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Not only does it hasten their decay to allow seeds to ripen, but materially enfeebles the entire plant.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
The companies themselves, with their vast material plants, certainly are so.
"Social Justice Without Socialism" by John Bates Clark
The plant is made of materials which have once been inorganic.
"Eternal Life" by Henry Drummond
But if this soluble material be enclosed in an insoluble membrane, how are the contents to be made available for the growth of the plant?
"The Church of England Magazine - Volume 10, No. 263, January 9, 1841" by Various
As in other details of asparagus culture, the methods of planting have undergone very material changes.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
Makes no material difference whether the trees are in block of one variety or mixed plantings.
"The Apple" by Various
The down-slope side of the nest was protected by 29 mm of sphagnum, old grass stems and other dry plant material.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
Coarse material made of fibrous plants had come into use.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
The plant-food material contained in molasses will vary somewhat with the methods of its production, clarifying agents previously used, etc.
"The Philippine Agricultural Review" by Various
However, some plant materials probably are eaten because they have acquired the odor of the prey.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
For stove and greenhouse plants, orchids, ferns, &c., labels made of xylonite, zinc and other materials are also used.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
They do indeed constitute the stock from which he draws the materials to fill his empty fields waiting to be planted with rice plants.
"Sidelights on Chinese Life" by J. Macgowan
As plants convert the minerals into food for animals, so each man converts some raw material in nature to human use.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
This would produce about 25 grams of dry plant material per hour.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The stem is the carrier of water and nutritive material to other parts of the plant.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In news:

Branching into more materials, NextLife opens recycling plant in Arkansas.
There are many articles written about successful ways to establish plant material on disturbed sites.
The new plant will produce surfactants used as raw materials for toiletries and chemical products for industrial use.
Sandoz states the shortage is due to a change in the raw material plant location.
Goal is to make plastic from all plant materials.
"We have been decorating with natural materials for years since my husband is an avid gardener and our back yard has a large variety of plants to use for cuttings," says Amy Zigar of Poquoson.
Gerdau, an international steel company, allowed 12 artists to take material from its plant for their artwork as part of the ongoing Dogwood Arts Festival.
Glenn Caudill, materials supervisor and Darrell Finck, assistant plant manager at Sanoh America.
"We talk about design, look at plants and materials, sketch out a design and she refines it and makes it," Vargas says.
The landscape design features extensive hardscaping and top-quality plants and materials.
State records show the plant processes wood products, shingles, Sheetrock and other materials.
The city plans to raze the former Prairie Materials concrete plant so it can turn Worthsville Road into a major boulevard that can handle traffic from a planned Interstate 65 exit.
A rendering plant in Shenandoah County shouldn't put its state permits at risk by taking material from another supplier, according to county officials.
Plants and materials evoke area's roots.
Narcotics officers seized more than 20 plants and related material from the home on Poole Road in Ellenboro.
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In science:

In a landscape setting the lifting height of e.g. solar modules could be lower and for example integrated in flat valleys, in this case the up and down moving solar modules would rather look as a “breathing solar plant”, and for the masses to be lifted, one could use excavated material or concrete.
Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy
The spread of agriculture could have been accomplished either by the transport of just plant genetic material or of human genetic material as well, invasive males being one possibility (Science 310, 964).
Astrophysics in 2006
Wildland fuel is composed of live and dead plant material consisting primarily of leaf litter, twigs, bark, wood, grasses, and shrubs. (Beall and Eickner, 1970), with a considerable range of physical structures, chemical components, age and level of biological decomposition.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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