caulopteris

noun
cau·​lop·​ter·​is | \ kȯˈläptərə̇s \

Definition of caulopteris

1 capitalized : a genus of fossil tree ferns (family Marattiaceae)
2 plural caulopteres\ -​ˌrēz \ : any fossil trunk of certain tree ferns

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History and Etymology for caulopteris

New Latin, from caul- + -pteris

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“Caulopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caulopteris. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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