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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of polypodiaceous ferns, the chainferns, mostly natives of north temperate regions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of ferns, one species of which (Woodwardia radicans) is a showy plant in California, the Azores, etc.

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  • noun in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae: chain ferns

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