: a genus (the type of the family Schizaeaceae) of small leptosporangiate ferns with filiform or linear fronds and the sporangia in close distichous spikes see curly grass

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek schizein to split

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“Schizaea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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