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- noun Any of various ferns of the genus Polypodium, or formerly classified in this genus, having creeping rhizomes and often evergreen fronds with narrow undivided leaflets.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fern of the genus Polypodium, chiefly P. vulgare, the common polypody, growing commonly on rocks: in England locally called adder's-fern, wall- or wood-fern, polypody of the oak or of the wall, etc.
- noun In zoology, the condition of having many legs or many abdominal legs.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Polypodium.
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- noun botany Any of many
fernsof the genus Polypodium, especially common polypody.
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- noun any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium
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Farmsteads and hamlets are protected by old walls from which spleenwort and polypody ferns grow.
Foxgloves, bright polypody ferns and rushes thrive in the hollows of surface tin workings while wheel pits, settling tanks and buddles associated with the extraction of tin and china clay are masked by scrub, and the derelict structures colonised by spleenwort ferns and moss.
A hypertufa trough planter with leptinella, pearlwort and a native fern, polypody.
Helleboratus major and minor in Quercetan, and Syrupus Genistae for hypochondriacal melancholy in the same author, compound syrup of succory, of fumitory, polypody, &c.
In appearance the gray polypody is much like the common species, as the
The clusters of fruit-dots containing the spore cases may be open and naked as in polypody (Fig. 2), or covered by an indusium, as in the shield ferns (Fig. 3).
The very best fern is the common brake (Pteris aquilina), as also the common polypody (Polypodium vulgare).
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
Sori (singular _sorus_, a heap), or fruit dots may be naked as in the polypody, but are usually covered with a thin, delicate membrane, known as the indusium (Greek, a dress, or mantle).
The church stands above the road, and beside it a large old tree, whose lower branches are so abundantly covered with polypody that the fronds hang like long fringes from either side of each branch.
Some of the boughs, like the trunks, are immensely thick for the height of the trees, and they are covered with very deep cushions of bright green moss and hangings of polypody, and whortleberries grow upon them.