Etymology
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gymnosperm (n.)

1836, from French gymnosperme and Modern Latin gymnospermae (plural, 17c.), literally "naked seed" (i.e., not enclosed in an ovary), from gymno- "naked" + sperma "seed" (see sprout (v.)). Related: Gymnospermous.

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Definitions of gymnosperm

gymnosperm (n.)
plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary;
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