adjective Date: circa 1934 producing no flowers; specifically lacking a flowering stage in the life cycle

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  • nonflowering — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

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  • nonflowering — non·flowering …   English syllables

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  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • bryophyte — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek bryon + phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth more at be Date: 1878 any of a division (Bryophyta) of nonflowering plants comprising the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts • bryophytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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