Po·​lys·​ti·​chum | \ -kəm \

Definition of Polystichum

: a genus of chiefly northern ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having lanceolate pinnate or bipinnate often evergreen fronds with the veins free and the indusia lacking sinuses and centrally peltate — see christmas fern , holly fern

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History and Etymology for Polystichum

New Latin, from Greek polystichon, neuter of polystichos of many rows, of many lines

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“Polystichum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polystichum. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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