A plant that has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp Contrasted with gymnosperm
- plants having seeds in a closed ovary
- A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp.
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"plant with seeds within a protective vessel" (since distinguished from a gymnosperm), 1853, from Modern Latin Angiospermae, coined 1690 by German botanist Paul Hermann (1646-1695), from Greek angeion "vessel" (see angio-) + spermos, adjective from sperma "seed" (see sperm). So called since the seeds inside class of flowers tend to be enclosed.
(n.) A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp.
No other undoubted Angiosperm has yet been discovered in Europe in strata of this age, but Heer records a poplar-like leaf from Urgonian strata, a stage newer than the Valenginian, in Greenland, and Saporta has described from strata of the same date in Portugal a Euphorbiaceous plant apparently closely allied to the living Phyllanthus and named by him Choffatia Francheti (fig.