Definition of Elaphoglossum
: 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)
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