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Jan16-13, 11:35 AM
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Scientific? Sure, see above
Everyday language? Usually not.

Oh, and to avoid a common misconception:
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Scientists describe virtually everything that is alive as animal or plant. So, if you're not a plant then you are an animal!
This is wrong. There are multiple ways to classify all living species, but all involve more groups: There are species which are neither animals nor plants. See the graphs and lists at wikipedia for an introduction.