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A main classification of living organisms that includes all plants.
n. (used with a pl. v.)
the taxonomic kingdom comprising all plants.
[< New Latin, Latin: pl. of planta plant]
The category of living organisms that includes all plants. The scientific name of this kingdom is Plantae. Also called vegetable kingdom. See Table at taxonomy.
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|Noun||1.||plant kingdom - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants|
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
Thallophyta - used only in former classifications: comprising what is now considered a heterogeneous assemblage of flowerless and seedless organisms: algae; bacteria; fungi; lichens
division Tracheophyta, Tracheophyta - in former classifications: comprising plants with a vascular system including ferns and fern allies as well as seed plants
plant order - the order of plants
Bryophyta, division Bryophyta - a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
division Pteridophyta, Pteridophyta - containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
division Spermatophyta, Spermatophyta - seed plants; comprises the Angiospermae (or Magnoliophyta) and Gymnospermae (or Gymnospermophyta); in some classification systems Spermatophyta is coordinate with Pteridophyta (spore producing plants having vascular tissue and roots) and Bryophyta (spore producing plants lacking vascular tissue and roots)
Phanerogamae - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all seed-bearing plants; superseded by the division Spermatophyta
Cryptogamia - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
plant family - a family of plants
plant genus - a genus of plants
Lycophyta - used in some classifications for the class Lycopsida: club mosses