vegetable kingdom


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vegetable kingdom

n.
The group of living organisms that are not animals, including the plants and fungi.
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Yet the main building has Vegetable Kingdom, a brilliant, child-friendly series of interactive activities which detail the centre's work.
Untitled, the hanging sculpture located at the center of the room and marking the surrounding space, is a decidedly less imposing but no less effective vision of a reimagining of the vegetable kingdom.
Upon completing his studies, he lectured in botany and produced several books on plant taxonomy, such as Unity in Variety as Deduced from the Vegetable Kingdom (1859), which echoed Jones's search for universal principles, which he found in plant forms.
RICHARD SAYS: IT'S a portrait of the vegetable kingdom - these sunflowers are standing in for all flowers and vegetables.
With more than 1,500 species colonising a multitude of habitats from sea level to 12,000 feet, bamboo is a phenomenon of the vegetable kingdom.
Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, kohlrabi and cabbage are all varieties of this same species, with the potential to pollinate one another and create exotic new additions to the vegetable kingdom.
In 1876 Charles Darwin published his classic book The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom, the first truly scientific account of the adverse effects of close inbreeding on fitness (oddly enough, Darwin's book is miscited in the bibliography of The Natural History of Inbreeding and Outbreeding as The Effects of Crossing .
Spinach, collards, kale, dandelion greens, mustard greens, and Swiss chard are the decathletes of the vegetable kingdom.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and low in calories, cabbage is indeed the gastronomical head of the vegetable kingdom.