Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Derived from or pertaining to ferns.

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

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ferns.

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  • adjective chemistry Relating to filicic acid, derived from ferns.

Etymologies

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Latin filix, -icis, a fern.

Examples

  • Each of those now particularized owes its respective usefulness chiefly to its tannin; while the few more specially endowed with healing powers yield also a peculiar chemical acid "filicic," which is fatal to worms.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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  • acid derived from ferns

    November 12, 2008