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( Әkā'shӘ ), any plant of the large leguminous genus Acacia, often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family). Chiefly of the

Açaí palm

( ä´´säē' ), tree, Euterpe oleracea, of the family Arecaceae ( palm family) and its fruit, grown chiefly in Pará state in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Open Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation (Biology)

In biology, a trait of an organism that increases its chances of success in its environment. Animals and plants adapt to changes in their environment

Open Algae

( ăl'jē ) [plural of Lat. alga =seaweed], a large and diverse group of primarily aquatic plantlike organisms. These organisms were previously

Open Allele

One of two or more alternative forms of a gene at a given position (locus) on a chromosome , caused by a difference in the sequence of DNA . This is

Open Allspice

Source: Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. (syn. P. officinalis Lindl.; Eugenia Pimenta DC.) (Family Myrtaceae). Common/vernacular names: Allspice, Jamaica

Open Almond

name for a small tree ( Prunus amygdalus ) of the family Rosaceae ( rose family) and for the nutlike, edible seed of its drupe fruit. The “nuts” of

Amaryllis (Genus)

( ăm´´Әrĭl'ĭs ), common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike


Source: Angelica archangelica L. (syn. Archangelica archangelica Hoffm.) (Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae). Common/vernacular names: Angelica,


( ăn'ĭs , annual plant ( Pimpinella anisum ) of the family Umbelliferae ( parsley family), native to the Mediterranean region but long cultivated