flowering plant


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is a small flowering plant in the nightshade family. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2022 The current record-holder for most base pairs — 149 billion — is a flowering plant with the scientific name Paris japonica; the record-holder for most chromosomes — 1,440 — is the adder’s-tongue fern. Oliver Whang, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022 Evening primrose oil used in supplements comes from the seeds of the herbaceous flowering plant. Chicago Tribune, 9 Jan. 2023 The lavender plant, genus Lavandula, comprises 39 flowering plant species, all of which are easily recognized by that trademark color and signature fragrance. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2015 The winter-flowering plant is easy to care for and propagates easily. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 31 Oct. 2022 Patchouli is a flowering plant that’s commonly used in essential oils for its delicious fragrance and healing properties. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2022 Like snapdragons, another flowering plant that prefers cooler temperatures, annual stock grows upward and flowers in colors such as pink, white and purple. Ashley Abramson, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2022 Another recommendation is vernonia, a tall flowering plant in the aster family. Robert Knox, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowering plant was in 1743

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“Flowering plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowering%20plant. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

flowering plant

: any of a major group of higher plants that produce flowers, fruits, and seeds with the seeds in a closed ovary

called also angiosperm

compare seed plant

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