angiosperm definition

  • noun:
    • A plant whose ovules tend to be enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant.
    • an associate associated with the plant group described as having ovules enclosed in an ovary; the angiosperms or flowering flowers: the Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, etc.
    • A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp. Compared with gymnosperm.
    • A plant whose seeds are within a protecting seed-vessel.
    • flowers having seeds in a closed ovary
  • adjective:
    • regarding the angiosperms.

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