from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A European evergreen fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) with narrow undivided fronds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common British fern (Scolopendrium vulgare), rare in America.
- n. A West Indian fern, the Polypodium Phyllitidis of Linnæus. It is also found in Florida.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fern, Scolopendrium vulgare, with long simple fronds; also, rarely, Polypodium Singaporianum and Acrostichum cervinum. See Scolopendrium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American terrestrial fern with leathery lanceolate fronds; sometimes placed in genus Polybotrya
- n. Eurasian fern with simple lanceolate fronds
From the shape of its fronds.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)