EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLANTED
This morning she was arrested by the thought that the plot she had planted was hers.
She talked of corn, how it was planted and harvested, with what rites and festivals.
It is said the mulberry was first planted in England about 1609.
Mrs. McNeil rose, carried it outside the gate, and planted it by Buckskin's side.
In that case, he supposed he would eventually be planted alongside his father.
In that instant was planted the second germ of unhappiness in Hetty's bosom.
Why they were planted in churchyards it is difficult to ascertain.
She then planted the comb in my mop of hair and tore out a handful of it.
She carried a stick, which she planted firmly enough in the sand as she walked.
They will find him, planted in the mud at the bottom, head downward like a tulip.
Old English plante "young tree or shrub, herb newly planted," from Latin planta "sprout, shoot, cutting" (source of Spanish planta, French plante), perhaps from *plantare "to drive in with the feet, push into the ground with the feet," from planta "sole of the foot," from nasalized form of PIE *plat- "to spread, flat" (see place (n.)).
Broader sense of "any vegetable life, vegetation generally" is first recorded 1550s. Most extended usages are from the verb, on the notion of "something planted;" e.g. "construction for an industrial process," 1789, at first with reference to the set-up of machinery, later also the building; also slang meaning "a spy" (1812). Many of these follow similar developments in the French form of the word. German Pflanz, Irish cland, Welsh plant are from Latin.