Cibotium

noun

Ci·​bo·​ti·​um
sə̇ˈbōtēəm
: a genus of ornamental tree ferns (family Cyatheaceae) with coarse gracefully drooping fronds bluish green on the under side and with 2-valved indusia (as the Scythian lamb)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kibōtion, diminutive of kibōtos box, chest

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“Cibotium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cibotium. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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