Botrychium

noun
Bo·​trych·​i·​um | \ bō‧ˈtrikēəm \

Definition of Botrychium

: a small widely distributed genus of low fleshy ferns (family Ophioglossaceae) comprising the grape ferns and having a lobed or compound sterile leaf and sporophyll bearing distinct sporangia in spikes or panicles

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History and Etymology for Botrychium

New Latin, from Greek botrychos stalk of a bunch of grapes (from botrys bunch of grapes) + New Latin -ium; from the grapelike cluster of sporangia

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“Botrychium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Botrychium. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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