Cheiroglossa

noun

Chei·​ro·​glos·​sa
-ȯsə
: a small genus of epiphytic ferns (family Ophioglossaceae) having palmately divided fronds bearing pendent spikes near their bases

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from chir- + -glossa

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“Cheiroglossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheiroglossa. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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