: a genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) of cold temperate regions having fronds that are broad and pinnatifid or that consist of segments rolled up into berrylike structures enclosing the sori
noun or adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Greek onokleia anchusa

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“Onoclea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onoclea. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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