noun Dry·o·phyl·lum \ˌdrīōˈfiləm\

Definition of Dryophyllum


  1. :  a genus of widely distributed Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary fossil trees (family Fagaceae) considered to be ancestors of modern oaks and beeches

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Origin and Etymology of dryophyllum

New Latin, from dry- + -phyllum

First Known Use: 1939

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