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adder's-tongue fern

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various ferns in the genus Ophioglossum, having an erect stem that branches into a single oval blade and a spikelike spore-bearing stalk.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the resemblance of the spike at the base of the frond to a snake's tongue.]

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