On·o·clea | \ˌänəˈklēə\

Definition of Onoclea 

: 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

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Other Words from Onoclea

onocleoid \¦änə¦klēˌȯid \ noun or adjective

History and Etymology for Onoclea

New Latin, from Greek onokleia anchusa

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