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woody plant


a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts, especially stems


plant noun (plants and fungi)


woody plants

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Woody plant

a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Woody plants are usually either trees, shrubs, or lianas. These are usually perennial plants whose stems and larger roots are reinforced with wood produced from secondary xylem. The main stem, larger... (40 of 348 words, 1 image)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

tracheophyte [plant]

any of the vascular plants, members of the division, or phylum, Tracheophyta, numbering some 260,000 species and including all of the conspicuous ... (22 of 162 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:


any plant that has a conducting system of xylem and phloem elements; a vascular plant (15 of 180 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

vascular plant

Syllabification: (vas·cu·lar plant) | [botany] | a plant that is characterized by the presence of conducting tissue.; Subkingdom Tracheophyta: ... (17 of 52 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/vascular-plant

vascular plant [botany]

a plant that is characterized by the presence of conducting tissue.; Subkingdom Tracheophyta: divisions Pteridophyta (ferns, horsetails, and ... (18 of 47 words)



vascular plant | tracheophyte [synonym]

a plant having a specialized conducting system that includes xylem and phloem; "tracheophyte" (13 of 34 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vascular plant

American Heritage Dictionary:

vascular plant

Any of various plants, such as the ferns and seed-bearing plants, in which the phloem transports sugar and the xylem transports water and salts. (24 of 27 words)


New World Dictionary:

vascular plant

a plant having specialized tissues (xylem and phloem) that conduct water and synthesized foods, as any fern, gymnosperm, or angiosperm; tracheophyte (21 of 23 words)



vascular plant [botany] | vascular plants [plural] | tracheophyte [synonym]

Any plant possessing vascular tissue (xylem and phloem), including ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. (14 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vascular plant

Random House Dictionary:

vascular plant

a plant having a vascular system. (6 of 8 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

vascular plant | vascular plants [plural]

any plant that possesses specialized sap-conducting tissues, particularly phloem and xylem. Vascular plants include all flowering plants and conifers, ... (19 of 46 words)

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