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

Definition of Philonotis

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

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Origin and Etymology of philonotis

New Latin, from phil- + Greek notis moisture; akin to Greek noteros damp — more at nourish

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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