noun Chei·lan·thes \kīˈlan(ˌ)thēz\

Definition of Cheilanthes

  1. :  a widely distributed genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having indusia with whitish reflexed margins — see lip fern


\-ˌthȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cheilanthes

New Latin, from chil- + -anthes

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to cast off or become cast off

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