from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cryptogamous plants, natural order Ophioglossaceæ, allied to the ferns.
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- n. grape fern; moonwort
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Wagner, W.H. Jr. and Wagner, F.S. (1984). new nothospecies of Moonwort (Ophioglossaceae botrychium).
Hildegarde's keen eyes roved among the green masses, seeking the different varieties, -- botrychium, lady-fern, delicate hart's-tongue; behind these, great nodding ostrich-ferns, bending their stately plumes over their lowlier sisters; beyond these again a tangle of brake running up into the woods.