Definition of Lygodium

1. Noun. Chiefly tropical climbing ferns.

Exact synonyms: Genus Lygodium
Group relationships: Family Schizaeaceae, Schizaeaceae
Member holonyms: Climbing Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus



Definition of Lygodium

1. n. A genus of ferns with twining or climbing fronds, bearing stalked and variously-lobed divisions in pairs.

Medical Definition of Lygodium

1. A genus of ferns with twining or climbing fronds, bearing stalked and variously-lobed divisions in pairs. Lygodium palmatum, much prized for indoor ornament, inhabits shaded and moist grassy places, from Massachusetts to Virginia and Kentucky, and sparingly southwards. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Flexible; a willow twig + form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lygodium

lye
lye hominy
lyege
lyeges
lyencephala
lyencephalous
lyerman
lyes
lyeth
lyfe
lyfull
lygaeid
lygaeid bug
lyghte
lyghtes
lygodium (current term)
lygophilia
lygophobia
lygus bug
lying
lying(a)
lying-in
lying down
lying in wait
lying panel
lying under oath
lyingly
lyings
lyings-in
lyke

Literary usage of Lygodium

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1. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1876)
"Allied to the living lygodium venustum •which ranges from Mexico to Brazil. HABITAT. ... lygodium DENTONI, sp. nov. Leaflets bi-tripartite, with short, ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"lygodium. The most interesting relationships in the Schizaeaceae are, ... that this question hi: nowhere been discussed in descriptions of lygodium. ..."

3. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"The sporangia were relatively large, with the annulus consisting of more than a single series of cells. Of the living forms lygodium represents structurally ..."

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