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Definition of "angiosperm" []

  • A plant whose ovules are enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "angiosperm" in a sentence
  • "This latter use of the Hebrew word ets refers to an angiosperm—a tree with fruit and seed—not a fern or a grass."
  • "The greatest changes in albedo are likely to occur after increases in area relative to tundra vegetation of the following vegetation types (in decreasing order of effect): dark, evergreen boreal trees such as pine and spruce, deciduous conifer trees such as larch, deciduous angiosperm trees such as birch, and low shrubs such as willows and dwarf birch."
  • "There are 794 angiosperm genera, 77% of China's total angiosperm species, 24 gymnosperm, 70 pteridophyte and 102 bryophyte genera."