from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various ferns of the widely distributed genus Polypodium, having simple or compound fronds, round sori arranged in one or more rows along the midrib, and creeping rootstocks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many ferns of the genus Polypodium, especially common polypody.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Polypodium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fern of the genus Polypodium, chiefly P. vulgare, the common polypody, growing commonly on rocks: in England locally called adder's-fern, wall- or wood-fern, polypody of the oak or of the wall, etc.
- n. In zoology, the condition of having many legs or many abdominal legs.
- n. Same as polypodia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium
Middle English polypodie, from Latin polypodium, from Greek polupodion, from diminutive of polupous, many-footed : polu-, poly- + pous, pod-, foot; see -pod.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman polypodie and its source, Late Latin polypodium. (Wiktionary)