from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of usually small and sometimes very minute ferns, including a large number of species with filmy pellucid fronds, found chiefly in hot and damp tropical forests; the filmy ferns or lace-ferns.

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  • noun type genus of the Hymenophyllaceae: filmy ferns


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