alpine woodsia

noun

Definition of alpine woodsia

  1. :  a slender fern (Woodsia alpina) of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes, bipinnate fronds, and usually distinct marginal sori —called also flower-cup fern

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Origin and Etymology of alpine woodsia

partial translation of New Latin Woodsia alpina


First Known Use: 1848


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