glossopteris

noun glos·sop·ter·is

Definition of glossopteris

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of chiefly Permian and Triassic fossil ferns or fernlike plants characterized by thick entire fronds with anastomosing veins

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Glossopteris

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Origin and Etymology of glossopteris

New Latin, from gloss- + -pteris


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