plantwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

plant +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

plantwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a plant (non-animal organism).
    • 2004, Stéphane Mallarmé, Philip Nicholas Furbank, Alex M. Cain, Mallarmé on fashion
      According to him, the top hat should be thought of as the pot from which Man grew from the head upwards, bifurcating plantwise at the hips.
  2. In terms of plants (industrial sites).
    • 1963, Charles W. Brennan, Wage administration: plans, practices, and principles
      Another example would be a similar report, plantwise, listing departments rather than individuals.