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  • plants with seeds enclosed by carpels, that is, ovaries; contrast to gymnosperm
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • A flowering plant. Seeds are enclosed by a matured ovary (fruit).
    Source: Curtis, Helena. 1968. Biology. New York, NY. Worth Publishers