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- adj. Of or pertaining to the cryptogams
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Cryptogamia. Also cryptogamian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a cryptogam
This has resulted in a rich vegetation mosaic comprising approximately 1,500 species of flowering plants, including 130 trees, and an estimated 2,200 cryptogamous taxa.
How our oil got beneath their sand must have some cryptogamous connection to the ideology of manifest destiny that has driven this nation to unthinkable crimes against nature and humanity.
These cryptogamous organizations are monitoring the resistance and planning a pre-emptive strike against any democracy that shows signs of sprouting and organizing itself into a populist movement.
Although the rains were not quite over, great numbers of pools were drying up, and the ground was in many parts covered with small green cryptogamous plants, which gave it a mouldy appearance and a strong smell.
But all the islands are rich in cryptogamous plants, of which there is an almost infinite variety.
Even mentally, we depend a great deal more than we think upon natural laws, and our mind possesses already, like some cryptogamous plant, every little peculiarity that we imagine ourselves to be selecting.
It was the NARDOU, a cryptogamous plant of the family
It must be remembered, too, that the Algae are cryptogamous, and bear no visible flowers to delight the eye or fancy.
As most of the aquatic plants are cryptogamous, or producing by spores, and not by flowers, it seems probable that the evolution of carbonic acid and heat is much less in degree in them, and therefore less in the water than in the air.
= -- The preceding illustrations have been taken from flowering plants chiefly, but a similar defective development is manifested in cryptogamous plants.
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