Talk:Proposed features/Plant

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Not "plant"

Two problems:

  1. For many people, "plant" means "equipment"
  2. It doesn't really work as a term inclusive of trees. Stevage 11:44, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

I don't see these as issues:

For point #1: plant is described in a top-level wikipedia entry and I think we should follow the same model. It also looks like uses of plant in the equipment or manufacturing context usually have a descriptive name, such as a wasterwater treatment plant, power plant, or industrial plant.
For point #2: most dictionaries define a tree as 'a woody perennial plant', so I don't see how plant is not inclusive of trees.
http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_us1300131#m_en_us1300131
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree
Sean Horgan 01:36, 13 December 2010 (UTC)