Gymnospermous
Gymnospermous Gym`no*sper"mous (j[i^]m"n[-o]*sp[~e]r"m[u^]s), a. [Gr. gymno`spermos; gymno`s naked + spe`rma seed: cf. F. gymnosperme.] (Bot.) (a) Having naked seeds, or seeds not inclosed in a capsule or other vessel. (b) Belonging to the class of plants consisting of gymnosperms. [1913 Webster]

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