noun. any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta.
- nonvascular plant
- division Bryophyta
- nonvascular organism
Example sentences of the word bryophyte
Moss, one of the earliest of Earth’s land plants, is part of the bryophyte family.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Moss is classified as a bryophyte, which means it does not flower and produces via spores rather than seeds or an expanding root system.