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flowering plant

  1. a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.
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Origin of flowering plant

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for flowering plant

Historical Examples

  • The Spinster carried a guide book, a flowering-plant in a pot with paper round it, and a bound map.

    The Disturbing Charm

    Berta Ruck

  • They have a flowering-plant which produces blossoms in the morning that die in the evening.

flowering plant in Science

flowering plant

  1. A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm. See more at angiosperm.
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