Philonotis

noun
Phi·​lon·​o·​tis | \ fə̇ˈlänətəs, fīˈl- \

Definition of Philonotis

: a genus of acrocarpous mosses (order Eubryales) that is related to Bartramia and includes the fountain mosses

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History and Etymology for Philonotis

New Latin, from phil- + Greek notis moisture; akin to Greek noteros damp

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“Philonotis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philonotis. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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