: a genus of chiefly tropical often epiphytic ferns (family Hymenophyllaceae) that have delicate usually much-divided fronds with flattened sporangia within a transverse ring see bristle fern

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek, waterwort, from trich- + -manes (probably from stem of mainesthai to rave, be mad about)

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“Trichomanes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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