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  • noun botany : Any plant possessing vascular tissue (xylem and phloem), including ferns, conifers, and flowering plants.

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  • noun green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Trāchēophyta, division name : tracheo– + Greek phuta, pl. of phuton, plant; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From tracheid + -phyte

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