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  • n. (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants


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  • Between the lemon and the fish, there was his bright, green biennial plantae.

    Jack Garner, Parsley Farmer

  • Yup, they are HOT: When an arboramorist feels an extra-kingdomian attraction to a fellow eukaryote, she or he would indicate their interest either through direct touch or else through an earth-melody sung in tree language (the member of the kingdom animalia always initiates courtship to the plantae).

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  • The biggest break in life, she explained, was between the prokaryotes (cells with nucleoids: monera, prokaryota; archaebacteria, eubacteria) and eukaryotes (cells with nuclei: protoctista, fungi, plantae, animalia).

    Lynn Margulis: "Definitely a Darwinist" - The Panda's Thumb

  • Et non invenit columba requiem plantae pedis sui, et reversa est ad eum in arcam: quia aquae erant in superficie omnis terrae: et misit manum suam, et accepit eam, introduxitque eam ad se in arcam.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Quae propria sunt et minus communicata; ob honor, quae continent, vt animalia vt plantae et amplius; sed id amplius potest esse malj.

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • In the garden of earthly existence, some are ordained to bloom as human plantae tristes, shedding their delicate aroma like the

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

  • -- "Back deep blackish-brown; belly pale; limbs and feet brown; palms and plantae clad with hairs; ears large, conspicuous."

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • _Arvicola_, which last has again been subdivided into long-eared and short-eared Voles -- _Arvicola_ and _Microtus_ -- distinguished by the former having eight and the latter four mammae, and respectively six and four tubercles on the plantae, the ears of the latter being almost hidden by the fur.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Farmers may wring their calloused hands over this, but in urban areas, foraging for plantae non gratae has found new enthusiasts among the soft-skinned and well fed - people who feel, Mabey writes skeptically, "as if ingesting wild plants put you back in touch with your biological roots, with your sense of the seasons, with your whole understanding of food as a product of natural processes."

    NYT > Global Home

  • Java aliam quoque esse plantam repentem gatta gambir akar dictam, qum forte unae eaedemque erunt plantae; ac verbum akar Malaiensibus denotat non tantum radicem, sed repentem quoque fruticem.

    The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants


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