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

Definition of Dawsoniales

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dawsoniales

New Latin, from Dawsonia + -ales

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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