Pteris

noun
\ˈterə̇s, ˈtir-\

Definition of Pteris 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a genus of coarse ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having variously divided or rarely simple fronds with a marginal linear continuous sorus and an indusium composed of the reflexed margin of the frond — see pteridium

2 plural pterises pteris : ribbon fern

-p·ter·is | \pt(ə)rə̇s\

Definition of -pteris (Entry 2 of 2)

: fern in generic names GlossopterisOrnithopteris

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History and Etymology for Pteris

Noun

New Latin, from Greek pterid-, pteris fern; akin to Greek pteron feather, wing

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek, from pteris

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