from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the class of plants comprising the true mosses, having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes; it comprises the orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; and Sphagnales.
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- noun true mosses: bryophytes having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes: comprises orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; Sphagnales
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