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 gymnosperm.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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