seed plant


: a plant that bears seeds
specifically : spermatophyte

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest seasonal allergy triggers include: Pollen, which can actually be a problem most of the year, is a powdery seed plant substance released into the air. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 9 Mar. 2022 Whereas Humboldt had recorded an upper limit for seed plants of 4600 meters, Morueta-Holme and her team found pioneers as high as 5185 meters. Tim Appenzeller, Science | AAAS, 11 Sep. 2019 There's also Brian Atkinson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas who focuses on seed plants from the Cretaceous period, which is after the Permian. Danny Uhlmann, National Geographic, 16 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seed plant was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Seed plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

seed plant

: a plant that bears seeds : spermatophyte

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