flowering almond


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flowering almond,

name for several species of ornamental shrubs of the genus Prunus, of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family), chiefly those which also include the true almond, peach, plum, cherry, and apricot. The pink or white blossoms (often double) usually appear before the leaves. These species are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

flowering almond

symbol of spring; blooms in winter. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
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The bus had been on an excursion to the north-western Tras-os-Montes region to see flowering almond trees and was on its way back to Castelo de Paiva when disaster struck.
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