small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae
Syn: ↑genus Nephrolepis
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Oleandraceae, ↑family Oleandraceae
Member Meronyms: ↑sword fern

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\\nə̇ˈfräləpə̇s, neˈ-\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from nephr- + -lepis
: a small genus of mainly tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having large pinnate fronds, the pinnae articulated at the rachis, and the sori on the upper branches of the free veins — see sword fern

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nephrolepis /nef-rə-lēˈpis/
Any fern of the genus Nephrolepis with pinnate fronds and kidney-shaped indusia, some being grown as house plants
ORIGIN: Gr nephros a kidney, and lepis scale
nephrolepis noun see separate entry
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