Definition of Pellaea
: a genus of mostly small rock-loving ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having pinnate or pinnatifid often evergreen fronds and intramarginal sori with the indusium formed by the reflexed margins of the fertile segments
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Origin and Etymology of pellaea
New Latin, from Late Greek pellaia, feminine of pellaios dark-colored; from the dark leaves; akin to Greek polios gray
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