plural noun

: a family (coextensive with the order Marattiales) of chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with mostly pinnate often gigantic fronds and thick stipules and abaxial sori

Word History


New Latin, from Marattia, type genus + -aceae

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“Marattiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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