hornwort

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English[edit]

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A hornwort

Etymology[edit]

From horn + Old English wort "plant", from the fact that the spores are produced in slender horn-shaped structures.

Noun[edit]

hornwort (plural hornworts)

  1. A bryophyte with a leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage of the life cycle and a sporophyte stage shaped like a horn.

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