Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant that is used for food.

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Examples

  • Barbara Kopple, who won Academy Awards in 1977 and 1991 for her nonfiction films about striking coal miners ("Harlan County USA") and food-plant employees ("American Dream"), respectively, suggested that the form has also benefited from a change in public perception.

    Documentaries Take Lead Role

  • The White House proposes increased manufacturer user fees to pay for food-plant inspections and to speed the review of applications for generic drugs and biologics, drugs derived from living organisms that are the industry's fastest-growing segment.

    Federal Workers, Regulations to Increase

  • As already pointed out, this concentration on a few species has resulted in a vast number of potential food-plant species being neglected, genetic erosion and loss of associated indigenous knowledge.

    Chapter 4

  • Traditional farming systems, which are associated with specific traditional crops, varieties and technologies, are being abandoned, also resulting in increasingly monotonous diets and the loss of food-plant resources and indigenous knowledge about them.

    Chapter 4

  • The book aims at helping the user appreciate the wealth of food-plant resources traditionally used in Kenya and how to recognize and utilize them for the well-being of society at large and particularly the local communities who are the custodians of the resources and information presented.

    Chapter 2

  • Many butterfly pupæ are known to have the power of individual adjustment to the colours of the particular food-plant or other normal environment; and it is probable that the Australian _Papilio_ referred to by Darwin possesses this power.

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • It is possible that the choice of an improper food-plant may have as much to do with failures as the coldness and dampness of the English climate.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • I do not know the proper food-plant of the Mylitta (Tusser), but I have succeeded very well with it, as it is a more hardy species than the Atlas.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • "She was laying eggs on my food-plant!" cried the Princess.

    The Garden of the Plynck

  • Many butterfly pupae are known to have the power of individual adjustment to the colours of the particular food-plant or other normal environment; and it is probable that the Australian Papilio referred to by Darwin possesses this power.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

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