from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus consisting of only species: the sensitive fern; in some classifications it is included in the Polypodiaceae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypodiaceous aspidioid ferns, having the fertile fronds much contracted and quite unlike the sterile ones.

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

  • n. one species: sensitive fern; in some classifications included in Polypodiaceae


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