Alsophila

noun Al·soph·i·la \ alˈsäfələ \

Definition of Alsophila

1 : a large genus of tree ferns (family Cyatheaceae) found in tropical mountainous regions having ample finely divided fronds bearing naked sori
2 plural alsophilas alsophila : a fern of the genus Alsophila
3 : a genus of geometrid moths having wingless females and green-striped larvae that are loopers and include the common destructive fall cankerworm

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Origin and Etymology of alsophila

New Latin, from Greek alsos grove + New Latin -phila; akin to Greek aldēskein to grow


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