hart's-tongue definition

  • noun:
    • A European evergreen fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) with narrow undivided fronds.
    • a standard Uk fern (Scolopendrium vulgare), uncommon in America.
    • A-west Indian fern, the Polypodium Phyllitidis of Linnæus. Additionally, it is present in Florida.
    • A fern, Scolopendrium vulgare, with lengthy quick fronds; additionally, rarely, Polypodium Singaporianum and Acrostichum cervinum. See Scolopendrium.
    • exotic United states terrestrial fern with leathery lanceolate fronds; occasionally placed in genus Polybotrya
    • Eurasian fern with quick lanceolate fronds

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