Pteretis

noun
small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus

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\\təˈrēd.ə̇s\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, irregular from pteris fern
: a genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) that are sometimes included in Onoclea but distinguished by the vaselike clumps of fronds with feathery pinnate fertile fronds surrounded by or clustered among much taller sterile lanceolate fronds — see ostrich fern

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  • pteretis — pte·re·tis …   English syllables

  • Pteretis struthiopteris — noun tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes • Syn: ↑ostrich fern, ↑shuttlecock fern, ↑fiddlehead, ↑Matteuccia struthiopteris, ↑Onoclea struthiopteris • Hypernyms: ↑fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pteretis struthiopteris — fiddlehead fid dle*head n. 1. any of several tall ferns of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes. Syn: ostrich fern, shuttlecock fern, {Matteuccia struthiopteris}, {Pteretis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pteretis nodulosa (Michx.) Nieuwl. — Symbol MAST Synonym Symbol PTNO2 Botanical Family Dryopteridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Pteretis pensylvanica (Willd.) Fernald — Symbol MAST Synonym Symbol PTPE2 Botanical Family Dryopteridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • genus Pteretis — noun small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae • Syn: ↑Matteuccia, ↑genus Matteuccia, ↑Pteretis • Hypernyms: ↑fern genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dryopteridaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostrich fern — noun tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes • Syn: ↑shuttlecock fern, ↑fiddlehead, ↑Matteuccia struthiopteris, ↑Pteretis struthiopteris, ↑Onoclea struthiopteris • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matteuccia — noun small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae • Syn: ↑genus Matteuccia, ↑Pteretis, ↑genus Pteretis • Hypernyms: ↑fern genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dryopteridaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddlehead — noun 1. tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes • Syn: ↑ostrich fern, ↑shuttlecock fern, ↑Matteuccia struthiopteris, ↑Pteretis struthiopteris, ↑Onoclea struthiopteris •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Matteuccia — noun small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae • Syn: ↑Matteuccia, ↑Pteretis, ↑genus Pteretis • Hypernyms: ↑fern genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dryopteridaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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