Definition of Cystopteris

1. Noun. Chiefly small perennial rock ferns: bladder ferns; in some classifications placed in Polypodiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cystopteris
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Family Athyriaceae, Family Dryopteridaceae
Member holonyms: Bladder Fern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cystopteris

Cyrus Hall McCormick
Cyrus II
Cyrus McCormick
Cyrus the Elder
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Younger
Cysticercus bovis
Cysticercus cellulosae
Cysticercus fasciolaris
Cysticercus pisiformis
Cysticercus tenuicollis
Cystophora cristata
Cystopteris (current term)
Cystopteris bulbifera
Cystopteris fragilis
Cystopteris montana
Cytauxzoon felis
Cytesis proliferus
Cytisus albus
Cytisus multiflorus
Cytisus ramentaceus
Cytisus scoparius

Literary usage of Cystopteris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Where to Find Ferns: With a Special Chapter on the Ferns Round London by Francis George Heath (1885)
"This fern resembles a rounded form of Cystopteris fragilis. Fructification produced abundantly over all the under-surface of the frond, and consisting of ..."

2. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"Mr. Babington makes a second species of Cystopteris, under the name of dentata, ... 77): but he gives only two species of Cystopteris, fragilis and montana; ..."

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