Byrophyte definition

Leonard Krishtalka krishtalkal at CLP2.CLPGH.ORG
Thu Sep 22 20:02:54 CDT 1994

        A "byrophyte" is clearly a lover of Byron's works, but makes no secret
of the fact that they wish Byron had left the "n" off his name.

        A "bryophyte" was long ago defined by Aristotle as a lower form of
plant, but what did he know about plants, given that he is acknowledged to be
the father of zoology.  No one knows who the mother of zoology is, but
undoubtedly she too would have thought bryophytes to be beneath her.  Byron
didn't think much of Aristotle and never wrote "Ode to a Bryophyte", which may
indicate his attitude toward lower plants.


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