noun Dry·op·te·ris \drīˈäptərə̇s\

Definition of Dryopteris

  1. :  a large cosmopolitan genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having the indusium reniform or orbicular with a deep sinus and comprising the shield ferns

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Origin and Etymology of dryopteris

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of fern, from Greek, from dry- + pteris, a kind of fern, from pteron feather — more at feather

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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