- a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.
Origin of flowering plant
First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for flowering plant
The Spinster carried a guide book, a flowering-plant in a pot with paper round it, and a bound map.The Disturbing Charm
They have a flowering-plant which produces blossoms in the morning that die in the evening.
- A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm. See more at angiosperm.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.