Dawsonia

noun
Daw·​so·​nia | \ dȯˈsōnēə, -nyə \

Definition of Dawsonia

: 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

History and Etymology for Dawsonia

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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