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flowering plant

noun
1.
a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.
Origin of flowering plant
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • This makes it as ornamental as if it were a flowering plant.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • As a flowering plant, it ranks amongst the very best of the Mamillarias.

  • She had nothing in the world but this one flowering plant which she called Szilard.

    The Poor Plutocrats Maurus Jkai
  • This window is iron grated, and its grim visage is softened by a flowering plant set within.

  • It occurred to him, one day, that it would be a good thing to have a flowering plant in the little yard connected with each cell.

  • The petals of a flowering plant are transient, the leaves and fruit are less so, and the roots the least transient of all.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
  • The visitor's horses smoked off to the suburb; a third flowering plant stood on the spot whence the first had been taken.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • It is, however, a true phanerogam or flowering plant, the male and female flowers being born on separate trees.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • But Giotto does not forget to place a flowering plant in the balcony just as the peasants have always done in his mountain home.

    The Story of Assisi Lina Duff Gordon
  • The flowering plant has two similar leaves, one of which is usually larger than the other.

flowering plant in Science
flowering plant
  (flou'ər-ĭng)   
A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm. See more at angiosperm.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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