Definition of Tongue fern

1. Noun. East Asian fern having fronds shaped like tongues; sometimes placed in genus Cyclophorus.

Exact synonyms: Cyclophorus Lingua, Felt Fern, Pyrrosia Lingua
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Pyrrosia, Pyrrosia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tongue Fern

tongue-shells
tongue-swallowing
tongue-tie
tongue-tied
tongue-twister
tongue-twisters
tongue and groove
tongue and groove joint
tongue bone
tongue clacker
tongue clackers
tongue clacking
tongue crib
tongue depressor
tongue depressors
tongue fern (current term)
tongue flap
tongue habits
tongue kiss
tongue kisses
tongue lashing
tongue lashings
tongue map
tongue of cerebellum
tongue phenomenon
tongue ring
tongue rings
tongue thrust
tongue tie
tongue twister

Literary usage of Tongue fern

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1. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... ADDER'S tongue fern FAMILY. Mostly rather small ferns, with sessile, globular, coriaceous, opaque, and smooth spore cases in spikes or panicles, ..."

2. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... ADDER'S tongue fern FAMILY. Mostly rather small ferns, with sessile, globular, coriaceous, ... tongue Fern ..."

3. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1910)
"The adder's tongue fern (Ophioglossum), which is a member of the class to which the true ... In the adder's tongue fern there i; a simple slender stalk, ..."

4. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"After Atkinson. ordinary fern-leaf compares only with the fertile lobe of the adder's-tongue fern-leaf. This fertile lobe has greatly enlarged and assumed ..."

5. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"The adder's tongue fern (Ophioglossum), which is a member of the class to which the true ... In the adder's tongue fern there is a simple slender stalk, ..."

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