Dawsonia

noun Daw·so·nia \dȯˈsōnēə, -nyə\

Definition of Dawsonia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Dawsoniaceae) of large tufted erect mosses occurring in Australasia and the East Indies and having a dorsiventral capsule and a peristome subtended by numerous filamentous hairs — see dawsoniales, giant moss

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Origin and Etymology of dawsonia

New Latin, from Dawson Turner †1858 English botanist + New Latin -ia


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