Dawsonia

noun

Daw·​so·​nia
dȯˈsōnēə,
-nyə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Dawsonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dawsonia. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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