melanospermous

[ muh-lan-oh-spur-muh s, mel-uh-noh- ]
/ məˌlæn oʊˈspɜr məs, ˌmɛl ə noʊ- /

adjective

having dark spores, as certain seaweeds.

Origin of melanospermous

First recorded in 1855–60; melano- + -sperm + -ous
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