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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History and Etymology for ceterach

Medieval Latin ceterah, from Arabic shīṭaraj, from Persian shīṭarakh

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“Ceterach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceterach. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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