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club mosses
Lycopodiaceous Ly`co*po`di*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiace[ae], an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.
Urn mosses
Urn Urn, n. [OE. urne, L. urna; perhaps fr. urere to burn, and sop called as being made of burnt clay (cf. East): cf. F. urne.] 1. A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for holding lots to be drawn. A rustic, digging in the ground by Padua, found an urn, or earthen pot, in which there was another urn. --Bp. Wilkins. His scattered limbs with my dead body burn, And once more join us in the pious urn. --Dryden. 2. Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave. Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, Tombless, with no remembrance over them. --Shak. 3. (Rom. Antiq.) A measure of capacity for liquids, containing about three gallons and a haft, wine measure. It was haft the amphora, and four times the congius. 4. (Bot.) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca. 5. A tea urn. See under Tea. Urn mosses (Bot.), the order of true mosses; -- so called because the capsules of many kinds are urn-shaped.

Meaning of Mosses from wikipedia

- tallest moss in the world, can grow to 50 cm (20 in) in height. Mosses are commonly confused with hornworts, liverworts and lichens. Mosses were formerly...
- (Populus trichocarpa) are also found throughout the forest. Many unique mosses and lichens are also present in the rainforest, such as lettuce lichen (Lobaria...
- approximately 380 accepted species of mosses, commonly known as "peat moss" though they are different as peat moss has a higher acidic pH level. Ac****ulations...
- non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses. They are characteristically limited in size and prefer moist habitats although...
- Mosses are non-vascular flowerless plants that form the division Bryophyta. Mosses may also refer to: Mosses, Alabama, a town in the United States Col...
- MOSS may refer to: Map Overlay and Statistical System, a geographic information system (GIS) Microsoft SharePoint, known in its 2007 version as Microsoft...
- mosses are dried and wetted, they release nitrogen into the soil. Mosses reduce losses of soil moisture to evapotranspiration; when saturated, mosses...
- Moss Complex and form Britain's third-largest lowland raised bog, covering 2,388 acres (966 ha). The reserve is part of the Midland Meres and Mosses,...
- Peter David Mosses (born 1948) is a British computer scientist. Peter Mosses studied mathematics as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Oxford, and went...
- angiosperms). The best-known epiphytic plants include mosses, orchids, and bromeliads such as Spanish moss (of the genus Tillandsia), but epiphytes may be found...
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