Definition of cryptocoryne
1 capitalized : a genus of aquatic herbs (family Araceae) that have broad leaves and long slender spathes and are often used as aquarium plants
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Cryptocoryne
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Origin and Etymology of cryptocoryne
New Latin, from crypt- + Greek korynē club, knobby bud; perhaps akin to Greek kara head — more at cerebral
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