plural noun
Les·​ke·​ace·​ae | \ ˌleskēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Leskeaceae

: a family of pleurocarpous mosses (order Hypnobryales) that grow on trees and rocks, are typified by the genus Leskea, and are characterized by papillose, rounded, or rhomboid leaves and mostly erect capsules

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Other Words from Leskeaceae

leskeaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Leskeaceae

New Latin, from Leskea, type genus (from Nathaniel G. Leske †1786 German naturalist) + -aceae

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“Leskeaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leskeaceae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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