cryptocoryne

noun cryp·to·cor·y·ne \ˌkriptəˈkȯrəˌnē\

Definition of cryptocoryne

  1. 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. 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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