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

Word History


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

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“Dryopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dryopteris. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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