plural noun

: a family of acrocarpous mosses that have the capsule on a short stalk and with a single peristome the teeth of which are often split or perforated and that form dark mats or cushions lacking chlorophyll except at the tips of stems and branches

Word History


New Latin, from Grimmia, type genus + -aceae

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“Grimmiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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