Meaning of angiosperm in English:


Pronunciation /ˈan(d)ʒɪə(ʊ)spəːm/


  • A plant of a large group that comprises those that have flowers and produce seeds enclosed within a carpel, including herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees.

    Compare with gymnosperm

    Subdivision Angiospermae, division Spermatophyta

    ‘Like other seed plants, angiosperms are heterosporangiate, producing pollen and ovules in different organs.’
    • ‘Were the first angiosperms woody trees and shrubs, or were they small herbs?’
    • ‘A great variation in endosperm size is observed within angiosperms.’
    • ‘Simple trichomes are present on aerial surfaces of most angiosperms and on some gymnosperms and bryophytes.’
    • ‘These data suggest that the enzyme is well conserved in plants and could play similar physiological roles in angiosperms and gymnosperms.’