from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a formerly recognized taxonomic group that included all seedless plants and plantlike organisms, such as mosses, algae, ferns, and fungi.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a former taxonomic group of plants that reproduce using spores, such as ferns, mosses, algae, fungi, lichens or liverworts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant belonging to the Cryptogamia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cryptogamous plant; a plant of the class Cryptogamia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
From New Latin Cryptogamia, former group name : crypto- + -gamia, -gamy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)