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

  • n. Any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Woodwardia, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere, having pinnately compound or divided leaves that when fertile bear chainlike rows of spore cases.

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  • n. a fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rows


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