Psilotum

noun Psi·lo·tum \sīˈlōtəm\

Definition of Psilotum

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Psilotaceae) of chiefly tropical fern allies with terrestrial or epiphytic habit, slender branching stems, and sessile 3-celled sporangia usually in spikes

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Origin and Etymology of psilotum

New Latin, probably from Late Greek psilōton, a plant, perhaps from Greek psilon down, soft feather, alteration of ptilon; akin to Greek pteron wing, feather — more at feather


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