Definition of Adder's tongue

1. Noun. Ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake's tongue.

Exact synonyms: Adder's Tongue Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Ophioglossum, Ophioglossum
Specialized synonyms: Ophioglossum Pendulum, Ribbon Fern



Definition of Adder's tongue

1. Noun. Any of several fern-like plants in the genus (spelink Ophioglossum). ¹

2. Noun. A lily in the genus (spelink Erythronium). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Adder's tongue

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1. A pocket guide to British ferns by Marian S. Ridley, Fred. ; from the library of Challis (1881)
"THE ADDER.S TONGUE GROUP ... given to the species of this genus, namely, , Adder.s Tongue,. from their supposed likeness to a serpent.s or adder.s tongue. ..."

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