Meaning of VESSEL in English
1》 a ship or large boat.
2》 a hollow container used to hold liquid.
3》 Anatomy & Zoology a duct or canal conveying blood or other fluid.
↘ Botany any of the tubular structures in the vascular system of a plant, serving to conduct water and nutrients from the root.
4》 (in or after biblical use) a person regarded as embodying a particular quality: she was inherently the weaker ~.
ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. ~(e) , from late L. vascellum , dimin. of vas '~'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004