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tree vs woody plant

woody plant vs tree

tree and woody plant both are nouns.

tree is a verb but woody plant is not a verb.

As nouns, woody plant is a hypernym of tree; that is, woody plant is a word with a broader meaning than tree:
  • tree: a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • woody plant: a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
Other hypernyms of tree include ligneous plant.
tree (noun) woody plant (noun)
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
a figure that branches from a single root
tree (verb) woody plant (verb)
force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
plant with trees
chase an animal up a tree
stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree

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