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- n. Plural form of flowering plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from
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Suddenly the screen showed a moving film of my house, the “All the Way With Conway” sign half covered by new snow, and a long line of people approaching our front door with frosted cakes and Reynolds-Wrapped bowls, stuffed animals, flowering plants and wrapped gifts.
I have spoken before of the good effect of a bright-leaved coleus or achyranthus among the flowering plants here and there.
So put off was the prudish dinosaur by the sexy smell of flowering plants that it starved to death and went extinct rather than eat them.
Hundreds of thousands of flowering plants and shrubs, from all parts of the world, have been grouped artistically about grounds and along the drive-ways; artificial lakes have been constructed; and many lovely vistas, surprising in their naturalness, have been designed.
Beneath the old chateau dances a mountain brook, cold from the Jura; in the great courtway is a fountain and fish-pond, and all around are flowering plants and stately palms.
In turn, there is a huge variety of flowering plants and medicinal herbs, and a fauna that includes brown bears, snow leopards, wild boar, roe-deer, badgers, marmots, porcupines, golden eagles and a great number of other birds.
Zakir, who knows these hills and meadows intimately, has listed well over 150 different flowering plants contributing pollen to the Shaydan honey, which he says is generally reckoned the very best in all Kyrgyzstan.
S — has filled all the vases in the drawing-room with the last flowers of autumn from her garden, and my gardener has taken up all the flowering plants from the beds for the winter, so that the little green-house, into which the drawing-room and dining-room open, is filled with refugees, who are now housed for the cold season.