from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of cryptogamous plants, natural order Ophioglossaceæ, allied to the ferns.

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  • noun grape fern; moonwort


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  • Wagner, W.H. Jr. and Wagner, F.S. (1984). new nothospecies of Moonwort (Ophioglossaceae botrychium).

    Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada 2008

  • Hildegarde's keen eyes roved among the green masses, seeking the different varieties, -- botrychium, lady-fern, delicate hart's-tongue; behind these, great nodding ostrich-ferns, bending their stately plumes over their lowlier sisters; beyond these again a tangle of brake running up into the woods.

    Hildegarde's Holiday a story for girls Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards 1896


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