Onoclea

noun

On·​o·​clea
ˌänəˈklēə
: 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
onocleoid
¦änə¦klēˌȯid
noun or adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 8 Feb. 2023.

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