Definition of Onychium

1. Noun. Small terrestrial ferns of Old World tropics and subtropics: clawed ferns; sometimes placed in family Cryptogrammataceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Onychium
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae



Definition of Onychium

1. a pad on an insect's foot [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onychium

Ononis spinosa
Onopordon
Onopordon acanthium
Onopordum
Onopordum acanthium
Onosmodium
Onsager
Ont
Ont.
Ontarian
Ontarians
Ontario
Onuf's nucleus
Onufrowicz
Onuphrius
Onychium (current term)
Onychogalea
Onychomys
Oom Paul Kruger
Oompa Loompa
Oompa Loompas
Oona
Oonagh
Oopack
Oopacks
Oopak
Oort
Oort Cloud
Oort cloud
Oorya

Literary usage of Onychium

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1. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"Onychium, Kaulf. (HooK. GEN. FIL. TAB. XI. ... to these he gave the generic name of Onychium. Fil. t. 107, ¡ind O. Capense—incorrect as to locality ..."

2. Ferns: British and Exotic by Edward Joseph Lowe (1868)
"THE genus Onychium is small, and although Fee in his "Genres de la Famille des ... Formerly Onychium was considered by some authorities a Pteris, ..."

3. Five Months on the Yang-Tsze: And Notices of the Present Rebellions in China by Thomas Wright Blakiston (1862)
"69 ; Onychium Japonicum, Kunze, in Schk. Fil. Suppl. p. ... It is assuredly identical with the Onychium lucidum of the East Indies, where it abounds in the ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1894)
"Onychium present Onthophagus. cc. Hind tibiae with two spurs. Species oblong-convex or subcylindrical, usually small. f. Mandibles visible beyond the ..."

5. Icones Plantarum: Or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks by William Jackson Hooker (1854)
"... and it appears to me that Decaisne and Kunze have correctly referred it to Onychium ; the specific name is derived from the black scales on the caudex, ..."

6. A Century of Ferns: Being Figures with Brief Descriptions of One Hundred New ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1854)
"... and it appears to me that Decaisne and Kunze have correctly referred it to Onychium ; the specific name is derived from the black scales on the caudex, ..."

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