Polystichum

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of polystichum

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


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