: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Greek elaphos deer + New Latin -glossum (from Greek glōssa tongue)

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“Elaphoglossum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaphoglossum. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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