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 for Sporting plant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sporting \Sport"ing\, a.
     Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports;
     exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that
     which, sports.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling
        operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.
  
     Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers,
        and the like.
  
     Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse
        racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.
  
     Sporting plant (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or
        offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very
        different, character from that of the rest of the plant.
        --Darwin.
        [1913 Webster]

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