Definition of Dryopteris filix-mas

1. Noun. Fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms.

Exact synonyms: Male Fern
Generic synonyms: Wood Fern, Wood-fern, Woodfern



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryopteris Filix-mas

Dryas octopetala
Dryden
Drydenesque
Drydenian
Drymarchon
Drymarchon corais
Drymarchon corais couperi
Drymoglossum
Drynaria
Drynaria rigidula
Dryopithecus
Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus
Dryopteridaceae
Dryopteris
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Dryopteris fragrans
Dryopteris goldiana
Dryopteris hexagonoptera
Dryopteris marginalis
Dryopteris noveboracensis
Dryopteris oreades
Dryopteris oreopteris
Dryopteris phegopteris
Dryopteris thelypteris
Dryopteris thelypteris pubescens
Drôme
Dschubba
Du.
DuBois' formula

Literary usage of Dryopteris filix-mas

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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"afterward) used dryopteris filix-mas as a synonym under Polystichum, thus giving rise to the later synonym of dryopteris filix-mas, Schott, and yet Schott ..."

2. A Century of the United States Pharmacopoeia, 1820-1920: I. The Galenical by Andrew Grover Du Mez (1917)
"In addition to the rhizomes of dryopteris filix-mas (Linne) Schott, the United States Pharmacopoeia also permits the use of the rhizomes of Dryopteris ..."

3. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"... (excl. the text); Mack. Fl Hib. 340: Hook. and Arn. 569. Aspidium cristatum, Sm. EB 1949 ; Mack. Fl. Hib. 340. dryopteris filix-mas, Schott, Fil. ..."

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