Definition of Leucobryum
: a genus of mosses that is related to Dicranum though sometimes made type of a separate family and is characterized by a tufted habit of growth resulting in the formation of thick cushiony masses and by great reduction in chlorophyll with many void cells resulting in a dull grayish white or greenish white coloration of the plant — see white moss
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of leucobryum
New Latin, from leuc- + -bryum (from Greek bryon moss) — more at bry-
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Leucobryum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).