adder's-tongue fern

  Puapua moa.

English-Hawaiian dictionary. 2015.

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  • adder's tongue fern — noun ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake s tongue • Syn: ↑adder s tongue • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑ribbon fern, ↑Ophioglossum pendulum • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • adder's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also adder tongue (plural adder s tongues also adder tongues) Etymology: so called from the shape of its fruiting spike 1. : a fern of the genus Ophioglossum 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • adder's tongue — noun ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake s tongue • Syn: ↑adder s tongue fern • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑ribbon fern, ↑Ophioglossum pendulum • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • adder's-tongue — /ad euhrz tung /, n. 1. a fern of the genus Ophioglossum, having one or sometimes two sterile leaves and a fruiting spike. 2. any of several American dogtooth violets. * * * …   Universalium

  • adder's tongue — noun a) Any of several fern like plants in the genus Ophioglossum. b) A lily in the genus Erythronium …   Wiktionary

  • adder's tongue — noun 1》 a fern with a single pointed oval frond and an unbranched spore bearing stem. [Genus Ophioglossum.] 2》 North American term for dog s tooth violet …   English new terms dictionary

  • adder's tongue — /ˈædəz tʌŋ/ (say aduhz tung) noun a fern of the genus Ophioglossum, with a spore bearing spike …   Australian English dictionary

  • adder's-tonguefern — adder s tongue fern n. Any of various ferns in the genus Ophioglossum, having leaves divided into a simple, sterile blade and a slender, spikelike spore bearing segment. Also called adder s tongue.   [From the resemblance of the spike at the base …   Universalium

  • fern´like´ — fern «furn», noun. any one of a group of plants that have roots, stems, and feathery leaves, but do not have flowers or seeds. The plant reproduces by means of spores, which grow in little brown clusters on the backs of the leaves. »Maidenhair,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

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