polypody
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English polypodie, from Latin polypodium, from Greek polypodion, from poly- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: 14th century any of a genus (Polypodium) of chiefly epiphytic ferns with creeping rhizomes; especially either of two ferns (P. vulgare of Eurasia and P. virginianum of North America) with relatively narrow entire segments

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  • Polypody — Pol y*po dy, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Polypodium}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polypody — [päl′i pō΄dē] n. pl. polypodies [ME polipodye < L polypodium < Gr polypodion < poly , POLY + pous (gen. podos), FOOT: from its creeping rootstocks] any of a genus (Polypodium, family Polypodiaceae) of ferns with leathery pinnatifid… …   English World dictionary

  • polypody — noun /ˈpɒlɪpəʊdi/ Any of many ferns of the genus Polypodium, especially common polypody. Polypodie and epithyme are, without all exceptions, gentle purgers of melancholy [...] …   Wiktionary

  • polypody — šertvė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šertvinių (Polypodiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Polypodium). atitikmenys: lot. Polypodium angl. polypody vok. Tüpfelfarn rus. многоножка; папоротник lenk. paprotka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • polypody — /pol ee poh dee/, n., pl. polypodies. any fern of the genus Polypodium, as P. vulgare, having creeping rootstocks, deeply pinnatifid evergreen fronds, and round, naked sori. [1400 50; late ME polypodye < L polypodion < Gk polypódion ( > NL… …   Universalium

  • polypody — n. any of several evergreen ferns having creeping rootstocks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polypody — [ pɒlɪpəʊdi] noun (plural polypodies) a fern with creeping rhizomes which typically grows on trees, walls, and stones. [Polypodium vulgare and related species.] Origin ME: via L. from Gk polupodion, from polu many + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • polypody — poly·po·dy …   English syllables

  • polypody — pol•y•po•dy [[t]ˈpɒl iˌpoʊ di[/t]] n. pl. dies pln any of various evergreen ferns of the genus Polypodium, with branching rhizomes and deeply cleft fronds • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME polypodye < L polypodion < Gk polypódion (>NL… …   From formal English to slang

  • polypody — /ˈpɒliˌpoʊdi/ (say polee.pohdee) noun (plural polypodies) any fern of the genus Polypodium, as P. vulgare, a common species with creeping rootstocks, deeply pinnatifid evergreen fronds, and round, naked sori. {Latin polypodium, from Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

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