: the type genus of the family Ophioglossaceae comprising the adder's-tongues and having a solitary simple frond with netted venation and a terminal spike formed of two rows of coalescent sporangia

Word History


New Latin, from ophi- + -glossum, from Greek glōssa tongue (explanation)

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“Ophioglossum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophioglossum. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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