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Open Apomixis

Reproduction in flowering plants without the fusion of gametes. The term covers all types of asexual reproduction, including vegetative reproduction

Open Apples

Fruit of several species of apple tree. There are several hundred varieties of cultivated apples, grown all over the world, which may be divided into


( ăk'wӘdŭkt ) [Lat.,=conveyor of water], channel or trough built to convey water, chiefly for providing a densely populated region with a supply of

Open Arrowroot

A perennial herb grown in the tropics and subtropics, arrowroot ( Maranta arundinacea ) is known as “obedience plant,” “maranta indica,” Maranta


[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called

Open Avocado

Originally native to Central America and the Caribbean, this tropical fruit today has over 500 cultivars planted around the world. Fruits of

Open Balances (Weighing instruments)
Balances (Weighing instruments)

instrument used in laboratories and pharmacies to measure the mass or weight of a body. A balance functions by measuring the force of gravity that the

Open Bananas

name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to

Open Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806

American astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, and social critic who published almanacs 1792–97. As a free African American, he used his achievements


( bär'bĕr´´ē ), common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries ( Berberis species). The family includes perennial