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Search Results for: plants edible

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Plants edible

plants, edible An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not... Read More

Seed Plants

There are two main subdivisions of seed plants—the ones without covered seeds, the gymnosperms, and the ones with covered... Read More

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Legumes

Legumes Definition Legumes (singular: legume) are plants belonging to the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Leguminosae is... Read More

Oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: oligosaccharides ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A... Read More

Vegetable

Definition noun, plural: (1) The edible (part of a) plant (e.g. leaves, roots, flowers) but not including the fruit or... Read More

Fructooligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: fructooligosaccharides fruc·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ɪhɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd An... Read More

Seaweed

A seaweed refers to any of the macroscopic marine algae. They include the conspicuous, multicellular algal species of... Read More

Seed

Definition noun, plural: seeds (botany) An encapsulated plant embryo; a fertilized ovule of a plant Supplement A seed is a... Read More

Rosales

rosales An order of the angiosperms, subclass rosidae. Its members include some of the most known ornamental and edible... Read More

Opuntia

Definition noun (botany) A genus of cactaceous plants belonging to the family Cactaceae, such as the prickly pear, Indian... Read More

Plums

plum A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears. To visit islands and the plumps... Read More

Prune

prune 1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth... Read More

Pulse

pulse (Science: cardiology, physiology) The impulse transmitted to arteries by contraction of the left ventricle of the... Read More

Glochid

Definition noun, plural: glochids Any of the hair-like spine or bristle often with a barbed tip on... Read More

Oil

oil A triglyceride that is liquid at room temperature. Compare: fat. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance... Read More

Frog

Frog 1. (Science: zoology) An amphibious animal of the genus rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly,... Read More

Dragon fruit

Definition noun, plural: dragon fruits (1) Hylocereus undatus, the cactus species of the family Cactaceae, and native to... Read More