plural noun
An·​dre·​ae·​a·​les | \ ˌandrēˈēəˌlēz \

Definition of Andreaeales

: an order of Musci comprising a single genus of brown or blackish alpine mosses with a capsule that dehisces by four longitudinal slits

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First Known Use of Andreaeales

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andreaeales

borrowed from New Latin, from Andreaea genus of mosses (after Johann Gerhard Reinhard Andreae †1793 German apothecary and naturalist) + -ales -ales

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“Andreaeales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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