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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

- Mosses are now cl****ified on their own as the division Bryophyta. There are approximately 12,000 species. The main commercial significance of mosses is...
- Sphagnum is a genus of approximately 380 accepted species of mosses, commonly known as "peat moss". Ac****ulations of Sphagnum can store water, since both living...
- Elisabeth Singleton Moss (born July 24, 1982) is an American actor. She is known for her work in several television dramas, earning such accolades as two...
- Dicranum is a genus of mosses, also called wind-blown mosses or fork mosses. These mosses form in densely packed clumps. Stems may fork, but do not branch...
- 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,...
- species of mosses found in the state of Montana in the United States. The Montana Natural Heritage Program has identified a number of clubmoss and moss species...
- Mosses is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the po****tion was 1,029, down from 1,101 in 2000. It is part of the Montgomery...
- (Populus trichocarpa) are also found throughout the forest. Many unique mosses and lichens are also present in the rainforest, such as lettuce lichen (Lobaria...
- Mosses from an Old Manse is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published...
- non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses. They are characteristically limited in size and prefer moist habitats although...
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