Melanosperm
Melanosperm Me*lan"o*sperm, n. [Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + spe`rma seed.] (Bot.) An alga of any kind that produces blackish spores, or seed dust. The melanosperms include the rockweeds and all kinds of kelp. -- {Mel`a*no*sper"mous}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Melanospermous — Melanosperm Me*lan o*sperm, n. [Gr. me las, me lanos, black + spe rma seed.] (Bot.) An alga of any kind that produces blackish spores, or seed dust. The melanosperms include the rockweeds and all kinds of kelp. {Mel a*no*sper mous}, a. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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