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naked   (nā'kĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.

  2. Botany

    1. Lacking a pericarp, as the seeds of the pine.

    2. Lacking a perianth, as the flowers of spurge.

    3. Unprotected by scales, as a bud.

    4. Having no leaves, as a branch or stem.

    5. Having no covering of fine, hairlike structures, as a stalk or leaf; glabrous.


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