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a combining form meaning “moss, liverwort,” used in the formation of compound words:


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    any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties. Historical Examples The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley Nature Near London Richard Jefferies Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various […]

  • Bryophyllum

    any of various kalanchoes, as Kalanchoe pinnata, that characteristically bear plantlets along the leaf margins. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919 Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose Life Movements […]

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