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

Definition of Andreaeales

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of andreaeales

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

First Known Use: 1894

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