Woodsia

noun

Wood·​sia
ˈwu̇dzēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jul. 2024.

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