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Lewis : planta

planta, planta, ae, f. for plancta; cf. plānus; root v. plango. Any vegetable production that serves to propagate the species, a sprout, shoot, twig, sprig, sucker, graft, scion, slip, cutting, Varr. R. R. 1, 55: malleoli, plantae, sarmenta, viviradices, propagines, Cic. Sen. 15, 52; Verg. G. 2, 23.

A young tree, a shrub that may be transplanted, a set, slip, Ov. R. Am. 193: plantas ex seminario transferre in aliud, Plin. 17, 11, 14, § 75: plantae sinapis primā hieme translatae, Col. 11, 3, 29: thymi novellas plantas disponere, id. 11. 3, 40: puteusque brevis ... in tenuis plantas facile diffunditur haustu, Juv. 3, 227: planta, quam quis in solo nostro posuerit, Gai. Inst. 2, 74 (but not used in the general sense of a plant, for which, in class. Lat.: res quae gignitur e terrā, etc., Cic. Fin. 4, 5, 13; v. Madv. ad loc., and Krebs, Antibarb. p. 890).

A sole, sole of the foot: ah! tibi ne teneras glacies secet aspera plantas, Verg. E. 10, 49: citae, Ov. M. 10, 591: cubitales, Plin. 7, 2, 2, § 24: pedum plantae, Verg. A. 8, 458: mihi summa licet contingere sidera plantis, Prop. 1, 8, 43: plantā duci, to be dragged by the heel, Juv. 5, 125: tremulis insistere plantis, id. 6, 96: assequi plantā, in the course, Sil. 13, 246: certamina plantae, a race, id. 16, 458: quadrupedem planta fodiens, i. e. calcaribus, id. 6, 212: exsurgere in plantas, Sen. Ep. 111, 3: quid enim velocis gloria plantae Praestat, Juv. 13, 98: plantā magnā calcor, id. 3, 247.—Prov.: sutorem supra plantam ascendere vetuit (like ultra crepidam), Val. Max. 8, 12 fin.