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Angiospermae

Definition:

a class comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

Angiospermae*
(* Angiospermae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Spermatophyta » Plantae

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Anthophyta [division] | Magnoliophyta [division]

Etymology:

Ancient Greek ἀγγεῖον (angeion, "container") + σπέρμα (sperma, "seed").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Flowering plant | flowering plants | angiosperms | Angiospermae | Anthophyta [synonym] | Magnoliophyta [Cronquist, Takht. & W.Zimm., 1966, synonym]

the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies. These characteristics include flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the ... (36 of 6008 words, 12 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Flowering plant

Wiktionary:

Angiospermae | Magnoliophyta [synonym] | Angiosperms [synonym]

A taxonomic clade within the kingdom Plantae -- the angiosperms. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Angiospermae

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Magnoliophyta

division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, ... (21 of 78 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0831174​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

social class [social differentiation] | class [synonym]

a group of people within a society who possess the same socioeconomic status. Besides being important in social theory, the concept of class as a ... (25 of 895 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/550940​/social-class

Collins Dictionary:

class | proper class [sense-specific] | in a class of its own [sense-specific] | set [entry-specific, sense-specific] | classable [adjective, derived]

a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property | a group of persons sharing a similar ... (23 of 888 words, 19 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/class

Macmillan British Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | Class A/B/C etc | be in a class of your/its own | be in a different class from | not be in the same class as

[countable] one of the groups into which people in a society are divided ... | [countable] a group of students who are taught together: can be ... (25 of 708 words, 11 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class

class [transitive, often passive, verb] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

to include someone or something in a particular group because they have similar features or qualities (16 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 40

class [usually before noun, British, informal, adjective]

extremely good (2 of 11 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 47

Random House Dictionary:

class | class. | the classes [sense-specific] | class up [sense-specific] | form class [grammar, sense-specific] | a classroom [grammar, sense-specific] | classis [ecclesiastical, sense-specific] | class.: classic [ecclesiastical, sense-specific] | class.: classical [ecclesiastical, sense-specific] | ...

a number of persons or things regarded as forming a group by reason of common attributes, characteristics, qualities, or traits; kind; sort. | a group ... (24 of 497 words, 33 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/class

Oxford Dictionary:

class | B | C | one's | the classes | class A drug | class act | a class apart | in a class of its own

a set or category of things having some property or attribute in common and differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality | [biology] : a ... (25 of 389 words, 18 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/class

Merriam-Webster:

classify | classified [past tense] | classifying [present participle] | break down [verb, classify] | codify [verb, classify] | digest [verb, classify] | grade [verb, classify] | place [verb, classify] | relegate [verb, classify]

to arrange in classes | to assign (as a document) to a category (12 of 151 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/classify

class [entry 1, often attributive, noun] | elegance [synonym, sense-specific] | caste [synonym, sense-specific] | estate [synonym, sense-specific] | folk [synonym, sense-specific] | gentry [synonym, sense-specific] | order [synonym, sense-specific] | stratum [synonym, sense-specific] | gracelessness [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject ; the period ... | a group sharing the same economic or social status ; social rank ; ... (28 of 358 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/class

New World Dictionary:

class

a number of people or things grouped together because of certain likenesses or common traits; kind; sort; category | a group of people considered as a ... (25 of 253 words, 14 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/class

American Heritage Dictionary:

class | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category. | A ... (22 of 240 words, 15 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/class

Cambridge Dictionary:

class [entry 1] | the class of '98/'99, etc. | class of '98/'99, etc.

a group of students who are taught together at school, college or university | a period of time in which students are taught something | "the class of ... (26 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 1

class [entry 2]

a group of people within society who have the same economic and social position (14 of 73 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 2

class [entry 3] | be in a class of your own | be in a class by itself/of its own | be in a class by itself its own | be in a class by of its own | be out of your class

a group into which goods, services or people are put according to their standard | [British] in Britain, the standard which someone has reached in ... (24 of 158 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 3

class [entry 4]

the quality of being stylish or fashionable (7 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 4

class [entry 5, specialized]

a group of related plants or animals, in the general classification of plants and animals (15 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 5

class [entry 6]

to consider someone or something to belong to a particular group because of their qualities (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 6

class [entry 7, informal]

very good (2 of 12 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 7

Encarta Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle]

a group of students or pupils who are taught or study together | a period when students meet to be taught a particular subject | a particular course ... (26 of 316 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597639​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Angiospermae

Origin: Ancient Greek ἀγγεῖον (angeion, "container") + σπέρμα (sperma, "seed").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Angiospermae

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Angiospermae

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Angiospermae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Angiospermae"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Angiospermae

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