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.
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- n. one species: sensitive fern; in some classifications included in Polypodiaceae
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Many relict species from the Tertiary Period are still present, including Pinus koraiensis, Taxus cuspidats*, Picea ajanensis, Quercus mongolica, Fraxinus mandshurica, Onoclea sensibilis and Osmunda asiatica.
Onoclea: I know that, I was talking about Iran with the heavy water comment.
-- _A_, spore of the ostrich fern (_Onoclea_), with the outer coat removed.
A bittern was groaning in the ferns by the bank (masses of Onoclea), and song birds were singing everywhere.
(_Onoclea struthiopteris_), with _sensibilis_ growing hidden and scattered underneath.
In the centre was a patch of the sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis), while around this, and filling nearly the entire circle, was a magnificent thicket of the ostrich fern
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive-fern), very common along the river sides; some on the gravelly shore of Heron Lake Is-land.
Onoclea (nodulosa) pinnis sessilibus linearibus pinnatifidis, honde fertili pinnis quasi nodu - loso articulctis, urceolis contiguis.
Especially favorable for this purpose are the spores of the ostrich fern (_Onoclea struthiopteris_) (Fig. 70, _I_, _J_), or the sensitive fern (_O.
Stock _Onoclea sensibilis_ (From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Breckenridge)] [Illustration: Ostrich Fern.