Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A seed plant having ovules enclosed in an ovary and exhibiting double fertilization; a flowering plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant whose seeds are contained in a protecting seed-vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp. Contrasted with gymnosperm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A member of the plant group characterized by having ovules enclosed in an ovary; the angiosperms or flowering plants: the Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, etc.
  • adjective botany pertaining to the angiosperms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun plants having seeds in a closed ovary

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek αγγείον ("receptacle") + σπέρμα ("seed")

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