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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. That one of the two primary divisions of the vegetable kingdom which contains the phanerogamic, or flowering, plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A primary division or series of plants, comprising those which have their organs of reproduction developed and distinctly apparent —that is, plants having true flowers containing stamens and pistils; flowering plants.

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