Definition of Culcita
1. Noun. Includes some plants usually placed in e.g. genus Dicksonia: terrestrial ferns resembling bracken; tropical America; Malaysia to Australia and Polynesia; southwestern Europe and Atlantic islands.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Dicksoniaceae, Family Dicksoniaceae
Member holonyms: Culcita Dubia, False Bracken
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culcita
Literary usage of Culcita
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"—L. culcita, a quilt ; puncta, fern, of punctus, pp. of pungere, lo prick. See Quilt. Counterpane (2% counterpart of a deed. ..."
2. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by William Jackson Hooker (1846)
"as Presi has done under the generic name of culcita, alike, the transverse, linear and crest-shaped receptacle and large son : while Mr. J. Smith retains ..."
3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"Hence the Lat. culcita, originally probably a wadded wrapper, but applied in Lat. to a mattress, and avowedly borrowed from the Gauls. ..."