from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The dustlike spores of ferns, formerly believed to be seeds and once thought to have the power of making their possessor invisible.

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  • n. The asexual, dustlike spores of a fern which resemble seeds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible


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