Woodsia

noun
Wood·​sia | \ ˈwu̇dzēə \

Definition of Woodsia

: a genus of small or medium-sized rock-inhabiting ferns (family Polypodiaceae) of temperate or cold regions having pinnate or bipinnate fronds, round sori, and wholly inferior roundish or stellate indusia

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History and Etymology for Woodsia

New Latin, from Joseph Woods †1864 English botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Woodsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Woodsia. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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