ceterach

noun cet·er·ach \ ˈsetəˌrak \

Definition of ceterach

1 plural -s : scale fern
2 capitalized
[New Latin, from Medieval Latin ceterah]
: a small genus of mainly Old World ferns (family Polypodiaceae) typified by the scale fern

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Origin and Etymology of ceterach

Medieval Latin ceterah, from Arabic shīṭaraj, from Persian shīṭarakh


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