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

  • noun The dustlike spores of ferns, formerly believed to be seeds and once thought to have the power of making their possessor invisible.

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  • noun botany The asexual, dustlike spores of a fern which resemble seeds

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  • noun the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible


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