fern genus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fern genus genera of ferns and fern allies
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In literature:

An extinct genus of Ferns.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Of the thirty-eight ferns, fifteen belong to the genus Gleichenia now almost entirely tropical.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
ADIAN'TUM, a genus of ferns; the maiden-hair fern.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
ASPID'IUM, a genus of ferns, nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various

In news:

They have named a new genus of ferns - 19 species in all - for Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga is a pop star, cultural icon, provocateur and now, a genus of ferns —at least by name.
Last week, botanists at Duke University named a newly identified genus, including 19 species of ferns , after the singer.
The pop star has inspired the name of a genus of fern discovered by Duke scientists.
Duke University biologists have named a new genus of ferns after the Born This Way pop singer, as you can see in the Duke video above (via the New York Times' Dave Itzkoff).
Botanists at Duke University have named a newly identified genus of fern, and consequently 19 species within the genus, after Lady Gaga, the New York Times reports.