Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fern, Ceterach officinarum: so named in allusion to the rusty scales which cover its lower surface.
“Ceterach Bridge, a couple of miles to the north in Matley Wood, was named after another fern, the rustyback, discovered and recorded in the Tomes in August 1958 by a schoolboy naturalist called George Peterken.”
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