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Cultivated plant   /kˈəltəvˌeɪtɪd plænt/   Listen
Cultivated plant

noun
1.
Plants that are grown for their produce.






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"Cultivated plant" Quotes from Famous Books



... maguey: the cultivated plant from which comes pulque, and one which grows wild in the desert parts of the country. From the latter is distilled a coarse liquor which is highly intoxicating, called mescal. This is a digression. Let ...
— Aztec Land • Maturin M. Ballou

... grand sallet at our great men's tables, and our Praetor's feasts, as the grace of the whole board." It contains some sugar and a volatile odorous principle, which in the wild plant smells and tastes strongly and disagreeably. The characteristic odour and flavour of the cultivated plant are due to this essential oil, which has now become of modified strength and qualities; also when freshly cut it affords albumen, starch, mucilage, and mineral matter. Why Celery accompanies cheese at the ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie

... and with the same properties as when sown and reared by human art. [Footnote: Some recent observations of Wetzatein are worthy of special notice. "The soil of the Hauran," he remarks, "produces, in its primitive condition, much wild rye, which is not known as a cultivated plant in Syria, and much wild barley and oats. These cereals precisely resemble the corresponding cultivated plants in leaf, ear, size, and height of straw, but their grains are sensibly flatter and poorer in flour."—Reisebericht uber Hauran und ...
— The Earth as Modified by Human Action • George P. Marsh

... table-lands, where, during its season, this fairy-story transformation takes place daily, so burned by the sun, and swept by the wind, that no cultivated plant will flourish on it, one would never suspect that it is the scene of a brilliant "procession of flowers" from spring to fall. "There is always something going on outdoors worth seeing," says Charles Dudley Warner, and of no part ...
— A Bird-Lover in the West • Olive Thorne Miller

... Zealand, to which fine island we as yet owe no widely cultivated plant, may seem opposed to this view; for, when first discovered, the natives cultivated several plants; but all inquirers believe, in accordance with the traditions of the natives, that the early Polynesian ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication - Volume I • Charles Darwin

... without dignity of blood; and genius destitute of art to render it conspicuous—you will, perhaps, venture to read on, in hopes that the remainder of this story may deserve your attention, just as the wild herb of the forest, equally with the cultivated plant in the garden, claims the ...
— Nature and Art • Mrs. Inchbald

... throughout all Southern Asia, mostly, however, as a cultivated plant. In the primitive forest the tree is much higher, but the flowers are, according to Blume, almost odorless. In habit the Cananga resembles the Michelia champaca, L.,[1] of the family Magnoliace, an Indian tree extraordinarily prized on account of the very pleasant perfume ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 288 - July 9, 1881 • Various



Words linked to "Cultivated plant" :   tracheophyte, vascular plant, weed



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