from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of succulent ferns cosmopolitan in distribution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A small but very well-defined group of vascular cryptogamous plants, by some systematists regarded as an anomalous section of the ferns, by others considered as a group of equal taxonomic rank with the true Filices, the Equisetaceæ, Lycopodiaceæ, etc.
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- n. a family of succulent ferns of order Ophioglossales; cosmopolitan in distribution
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