Sigillaria

noun

Sig·​il·​lar·​ia
ˌsijəˈla(a)rēə
: a genus (the type of the family Sigillariaceae) of fossil arborescent club mosses of the Middle Carboniferous
sigillarid
¦⸗⸗¦⸗rə̇d
noun or adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin sigillum seal + New Latin -aria; from the leaf scars that resemble seals

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“Sigillaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sigillaria. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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