: 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

Word History


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

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“Asplenium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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