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plant vs houseplant

houseplant vs plant

plant and houseplant both are nouns.

plant is a verb but houseplant is not a verb.

As nouns, houseplant is a hyponym of plant; that is, houseplant is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than plant:
  • plant: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  • houseplant: any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
plant (noun) houseplant (noun)
buildings for carrying on industrial labor any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
something planted secretly for discovery by another
plant (verb) houseplant (verb)
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
fix or set securely or deeply
set up or lay the groundwork for
place into a river
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
put firmly in the mind

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