cryp·​to·​cor·​y·​ne | \ ˌkriptəˈkȯrəˌnē \

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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History and Etymology for cryptocoryne

New Latin, from crypt- + Greek korynē club, knobby bud; perhaps akin to Greek kara head

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“Cryptocoryne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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