from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant whose ovules are enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the plant group characterized by having ovules enclosed in an ovary; the angiosperms or flowering plants: the Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, etc.
- adj. pertaining to the angiosperms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp. Contrasted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant whose seeds are contained in a protecting seed-vessel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plants having seeds in a closed ovary
This latter use of the Hebrew word ets refers to an angiosperm—a tree with fruit and seed—not a fern or a grass.
The greatest changes in albedo are likely to occur after increases in area relative to tundra vegetation of the following vegetation types (in decreasing order of effect): dark, evergreen boreal trees such as pine and spruce, deciduous conifer trees such as larch, deciduous angiosperm trees such as birch, and low shrubs such as willows and dwarf birch.
There are 794 angiosperm genera, 77% of China's total angiosperm species, 24 gymnosperm, 70 pteridophyte and 102 bryophyte genera.
So many products can be made from hemp it could stock its own department store, if only it was an enterprising human being instead of a fairly unambitious angiosperm.
The hemiparasitic angiosperm Bartsia alpina has the potential to accelerate decomposition in sub-Arctic communities.
The majority of the angiosperm species have very small or small flowers.
Moreover, these species are of considerable importance, not only because they may be a key to early angiosperm radiation, but also because several species may provide basic elements in understanding evolution in certain groups.
Over 100 Gondwanan species are found on the Cape York Peninsula, including members of the primitive angiosperm families Annonaceae and Lauraceae, as well as orchids of the Arthochilus, Corybas, and Calochilus genera, and members of the Araucariaceae and Podocarpaceae families.
The main angiosperm trees include Montrouziera cauliflora, Calophyllum neocaledonicum, Dysoxylum spp.,
Seagrasses colonized the sea, from terrestrial angiosperm ancestors, about 100 million years ago, which indicates a relatively early appearance of seagrasses in angiosperm evolution.
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