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angiosperm


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angiosperm  \An"gi*o*sperm\  (-[a^]n"j[i^]*[-o]*sp[~e]rm),  n. 
  [Angio-  +  Gr  ?,  ?,  seed.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  which  has  its  seeds  inclosed  in  a  pericarp. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  restricted  to  exogenous  plants,  and  applied 
  to  one  of  the  two  grand  divisions  of  these  species,  the 
  other  division  including  gymnosperms,  or  those  which 
  have  naked  seeds.  The  oak,  apple,  beech,  etc.,  are 
  angiosperms,  while  the  pines,  spruce,  hemlock,  and  the 
  allied  varieties,  are  gymnosperms. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angiosperm 
  n  :  plants  having  seeds  in  a  closed  ovary  [syn:  {flowering  plant}] 




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