flowering plant

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flowering plant

n.
A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.

flow′ering plant′


n.
a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.
[1860–65]

flow·er·ing plant

(flou′ər-ĭng)
A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovaryflowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
Angiospermae, Anthophyta, class Angiospermae, division Anthophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Magnoliophyta - comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
angiocarp - tree bearing fruit enclosed in a shell or involucre or husk
dicot, dicotyledon, exogen, magnoliopsid - flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
endogen, liliopsid, monocot, monocotyledon - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
madderwort, rubiaceous plant - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae