capitalized : a genus of Old World tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having scaly creeping rhizomes and ample pinnate or pinnately decompound fronds with marginal sori and cuplike indusia which open toward the leaf apex
plural -s : any plant of the genus Davallia

Word History


New Latin, from Edmund Davall †1798 English botanist in Switzerland + New Latin -ia

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“Davallia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/davallia. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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