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Phyte words

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Thu Feb 8 15:03:45 EST 1996

  David Hersey's questions about phyte words caused me to look up
neophyte.  I was surprised to find that in addition to being a new
"convert" (I thought it was anyone new to something, not just converts)
that it also means a new or recently introduced plant.  I've never heard
or seen it used that way.
 Janice M. Glime
 Department of Biological Sciences
 Michigan Technological University
 Houghton, MI 49931-1295
 jmglime at mtu.edu
 FAX 906-487-3167 

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