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a plant that has large leaves and is grown as a houseplant (=plant grown in a container inside)
a plant that produces grain used for making food, beer, and whiskey
a plant of Southeast Asia with leaves that people chew
a plant with leaves like large wide feathers, that grows on hills and in forests. It is a type of fern.
a plant on which grapes grow
a very common plant with thin green leaves that covers the ground. A single piece of grass is called a blade of grass
a plant with strong stems used for making rope. The drug marijuana is made from some types of hemp.
a grain such as barley that is kept in water until it begins to grow, and then dried. It is used for making beer, whiskey, and vinegar.
a plant whose seeds are used to make mustard and whose leaves, called mustard greens, are eaten as a vegetable
a type of mint plant whose leaves are used for producing peppermint
Americaninformal a plant that produces marijuana
a North American plant that produces a lot of pollen
a plant with long thin stems, used for making wicker furniture
the plant that produces rice, often grown in fields called paddies or paddy fields
a plant that produces grain used for making food or whiskey (=a strong alcoholic drink), and for feeding animals
a small plant with three round green leaves on each stem. The shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland.
a plant with a lot of long flat narrow leaves with stripes that people sometimes grow in their houses
the plant on which grapes grow
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