plural noun

: an artificial group of mosses comprising acrocarpous forms (as most members of the orders Dicranales, Pottiales, and Eubryales) compare pleurocarpi

Word History


New Latin, from Greek akrokarpoi, plural of akrokarpos

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acrocarpi was in 1870

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“Acrocarpi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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