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.

Exact synonyms: Genus Culcita
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Dicksoniaceae, Family Dicksoniaceae
Member holonyms: Culcita Dubia, False Bracken

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culcita

Cucurbita foetidissima
Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita maxima turbaniformis
Cucurbita mixta
Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo
Cucurbita pepo melopepo
Cuidad Bolivar
Cuisenaire rod
Cuisenaire rods
Culcita (current term)
Culcita dubia
Culex fatigans
Culex pipiens
Culex quinquefasciatus
Culicoides austeni
Culicoides furens
Culicoides milnei
Culicoides variipennis
Culiseta melanura

Literary usage of Culcita

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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. ..."

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