Elaphoglossum

noun El·a·pho·glos·sum \ˌeləfōˈgläsəm\

Definition of Elaphoglossum

  1. :  a large genus of tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having shaggy stipes and firm or thick oblong to paddle-shaped fronds entire or forked, the fertile fronds being covered beneath with a felty layer of sporangia lacking indusia — see elephant-ear fern

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Origin and Etymology of elaphoglossum

New Latin, from Greek elaphos deer + New Latin -glossum (from Greek glōssa tongue) — more at elk, gloss


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