Meaning of VESSEL in English

VESSEL

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin vascellum, diminutive of Latin vas vase, ~ Date: 14th century 1. a container (as a cask, bottle, kettle, cup, or bowl) for holding something, a person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused , a watercraft bigger than a rowboat, 3. a tube or canal (as an artery) in which a body fluid is contained and conveyed or circulated, a conducting tube in the xylem of a vascular plant formed by the fusion and loss of end walls of a series of cells

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