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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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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