Platycerium

noun
Platy·​ce·​ri·​um

Definition of Platycerium

: a genus of tropical Old World ferns (family Polypodiaceae) that are mostly epiphytic and have large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag — see staghorn fern

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History and Etymology for Platycerium

New Latin, from platy- + Greek kērion honeycomb (from kēros wax)

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“Platycerium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platycerium. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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