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polypody

noun poly·po·dy \ˈpä-lə-ˌpō-dē\
plural poly·po·dies

Definition of POLYPODY

:  any of a genus (Polypodium) of chiefly epiphytic ferns with creeping rhizomes; especially :  either of two ferns (P. vulgare of Eurasia and P. virginianum of North America) with relatively narrow entire segments
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Origin of POLYPODY

Middle English polypodie, from Latin polypodium, from Greek polypodion, from poly- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 14th century

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