A plant, such as a cone-bearing evergreen tree, whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary. Other plants are called angiosperms.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gymnosperme (Fr.); Gimnosperma (Esp.); gimnospérmica (Port.); gimnosperma (It.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
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