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Gymnopilus
Gymnopilus spectabilis
Gymnopilus validipes
Gymnopilus ventricosus
Gymnoplast
Gymnorhina
Gymnorhina organicum
Gymnorhina tibicen
Gymnorhinal
Gymnosarda alletterata
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gymnosophical
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Gymnosophy
gymnosperm family
gymnosperm genus
Gymnospermae
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Gymnospermous
gymnospermous tree
gymnospermous yellowwood
gymnospermy
Gymnosporangium
Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae
Gymnotoka
Gymnotus
Gymnotus electricus
Gymnura

Gymnosperm definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GYMNOSPERM, n. [Gr. naked, and seed.] In botany, a plant that bears naked seeds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek gymnos + sperma seed more at sperm Date: circa 1838 any of a group of vascular plants that produce naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary, that were formerly considered a class (Gymnospermae) of seed plants, but that are now considered polyphyletic in origin and divided into several extinct divisions and four divisions with surviving members typified by the cycadophytes, conifers, ginkgo, and ephedras compare angiosperm gymnospermous adjective gymnospermy noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any of various plants having seeds unprotected by an ovary, including conifers, cycads, and ginkgos (opp. ANGIOSPERM). Derivatives: gymnospermous adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gymnosperm Gym"no*sperm, n. (Bot.) A plant that bears naked seeds (i. e., seeds not inclosed in an ovary), as the common pine and hemlock. Cf. Angiosperm.



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