Asplenium

noun
As·​ple·​ni·​um | \-əm\

Definition of Asplenium 

: a widely distributed genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having linear or oblong sori borne obliquely on the upper side of a veinlet and comprising the spleenworts — see ebony spleenwort, wall rue

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Asplenium

New Latin, alteration of Latin asplenum spleenwort, from Greek asplēnon, irregular from splēn spleen

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Asplenium

Statistics for Asplenium

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Asplenium

What made you want to look up Asplenium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!