from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large class of cryptogamous plants of the group Muscineæ or Bryophyta; the mosses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Bot.) An order or subclass of cryptogamous plants; the mosses. See moss, and cryptogamia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun true mosses: bryophytes having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes: comprises orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; Sphagnales


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