plural noun
Daw·​so·​ni·​a·​les | \ (ˌ)dȯˌsōnēˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Dawsoniales

: an order of musci that is closely related to and sometimes included in the order Polytrichales from which it differs chiefly in the form of the capsule and in the size of the gametophore and that is coextensive with the genus Dawsonia

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New Latin, from Dawsonia + -ales

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“Dawsoniales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dawsoniales. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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