Pityrogramma

noun

Pit·​y·​ro·​gram·​ma
ˌpitərōˈgramə
: a small genus of terrestrial tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) that have fronds with a powdery yellowish or white undersurface and linear dorsal sori see gold fern, silver fern

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek pityron bran + gramma letter

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“Pityrogramma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pityrogramma. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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