Definition of Dryopteris
1. Noun. Large widespread genus of medium-sized terrestrial ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Family Athyriaceae, Family Dryopteridaceae
Member holonyms: Broad Buckler-fern, Dryopteris Dilatata, Wood Fern, Wood-fern, Woodfern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryopteris
Literary usage of Dryopteris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"... appears to me that the latter treatment is the surest, even if completeness is sacrificed. I have limited dryopteris in the sense of Christensen's Index ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"dryopteris Spinulosum.—DR. H. WOLFF reports the use of the ethereal extract derived from this substance in place of that of male fern in six cases of ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1905)
"A species of dryopteris with fronds eight feet long." takes one through a primeval tropical forest where the undergrowth is so thick that it is necessary to ..."