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
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In the foreground were box-bordered walks, smooth, sleek lawns, and formal beds of gorgeous flowering plants, while here and there marble statues of wood nymph and satyr gleamed, sparkling in the brilliant sunlight, or, half shaded by an overhanging bush, took on a semblance of life from the riotous play of light and shadow as the leaves above them moved to and fro in the faint breeze.
Here and there were flowering plants, unknown to me; here and there I saw snakes, and one raised his head from a ledge of rock and hissed at me with a noise not unlike the spinning of a top.
The mountain seemed, for the most part, rugged, bare, and sterile; yet here and there it was clothed with pines, and with shrubs and flowering plants, some of which were in bloom.
An hour later found us in the time-rounded gullies of the hills, amid the beautiful flowering plants that abound in the arid waste places of Barsoom.
Two large orange-trees, now fragrant with blossoms, threw a delicious shade; and, ranged in a circle round upon the turf, were marble vases of arabesque sculpture, containing the choicest flowering plants of the tropics.
London, January 11 ( ANI ): The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction has been found in a flowering plant dating back 100 million years.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant -- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period -- with one of them in the process of making some new seeds for the next generation.
A major breakthrough that would explain the evolution of flowers and hold clues to improving all major food crop species, has been achieved in a study, in which researchers have successfully sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time.
The first intact fossil of a mature eudicot--a type of flowering plant whose membership includes buttercups, apple and maple trees, dandelions, and proteas--has been discovered by scientists from the U.
A PHOTO of the male sex organ of a flowering plant has won the prestigious Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
Between Tucson and Santa Fe, the flowering plant you see more than any other is Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia).
95) provides an in-depth and technical reference to what is commonly known by gardeners as amaryllis, a popular indoor and outdoor flowering plant with eye-catching large blossoms.