a tiny plot of grass


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Please, I wonder whether or not "plot" in the context has this WR dictionary definition: 3 a small piece of ground marked out for building, gardening, etc.

They don't waste anything here," said the guide, and then he laughed and added a witticism, which he was pleased that his unsophisticated friends should take to be his own: "They use everything about the hog except the squeal." In front of Brown's General Office building there grows a tiny plot of grass, and this, you may learn, is the only bit of green thing in Packingtown; likewise this jest about the hog and his squeal, the stock in trade of all the guides, is the one gleam of humor that you will find there.

Source: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Chapter 03.
Thanks a lot
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