OophoreO"["o]*phore\, n. [Gr. ? egg-bearing; w,'o`n an egg + ? to bear.] (Bot.) An alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which bears antheridia and archegonia, and so has sexual fructification, as contrasted with the sporophore, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless number. In ferns the o["o]phore is a minute prothallus; in mosses it is the leafy plant.
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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