Tergiferous plants
Tergiferous Ter*gif"er*ous, a. [L. tergum the back + -ferous.] Carrying or bearing upon the back. [1913 Webster]

{Tergiferous plants} (Bot.), plants which bear their seeds on the back of their leaves, as ferns. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tergiferous — Ter*gif er*ous, a. [L. tergum the back + ferous.] Carrying or bearing upon the back. [1913 Webster] {Tergiferous plants} (Bot.), plants which bear their seeds on the back of their leaves, as ferns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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