Definition of Mnium in English:

Mnium

noun

  • A genus of mosses of the family Mniaceae (order Bryales), whose members have broad, sometimes reddish leaves and often drooping capsules, and are found throughout much of the northern hemisphere; (also mnium) a moss of this genus.

    Valid publication of the genus name: J. Hedwig Species Muscorum (1801) 188 (nomen conservandum).

Pronunciation

Mnium

/ˈnʌɪəm/ /ˈniːəm/

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New & Complete Dictionary Arts & Science. From post-classical Latin Mnium (J. J. DilleniusHistoria Muscorum 232) from Hellenistic Greek μνίον seaweed, of unknown origin.