Ceterach

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ceterach small genus of Old World ferns; superseded in some classification systems which place plants of this genus in e.g. genera Asplenium and Pleurosorus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ceterach (Bot) A species of fern with fronds (Asplenium Ceterach).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ceterach The scaly fern or miltwaste, Asplenium Ceterach, a native of Europe and western Asia.
    • n ceterach [capitalized] A genus of small pin-natifid polypodiaceous ferns related to Asplenium. There are 3 or 4 species of like habit, the best known being C. Ceterach (Ceterach of the old herbalists, Asplenium Ceterach of Linnæus, or C. officinarum of most later writers), an Old World species long regarded as officinal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cétérac, fr. Ar. shetrak,

Usage

In literature:

To-morrow I examine Ceterach, assured that the scales of its under face are reducible to the same type.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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