Woodsia

noun Wood·sia \ˈwu̇dzēə\

Definition of Woodsia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of woodsia

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


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