plantling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From plant +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

plantling (plural plantlings)

  1. A small, young, or miniature plant.
    • 1992, M.R. Ahuja, Micropropagation of Woody Plants:
      Thus, the scheme described above is cost effective, with small numbers of high-cost plantlings being used to produce very large numbers of lower cost stecklings . An alternative is to use 100 percent plantlings.