Pteris

noun \ˈterə̇s, ˈtir-\

Definition of Pteris

  1. 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. 2 pteris plural pterises :  ribbon fern

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Origin and Etymology of pteris

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


-pteris

noun combining form -p·ter·is \pt(ə)rə̇s\

Definition of -pteris

  1. :  fern —in generic names Glossopteris Ornithopteris

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Origin and Etymology of -pteris

New Latin, from Greek, from pteris


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