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spleenwort

[spleen-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈsplinˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of various temperate and tropical ferns of the genera Asplenium and Diplazium, certain species of which are grown as ornamentals.
Origin of spleenwort
1570-1580
1570-80; spleen + wort2
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spleenwort

/ˈspliːnˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of various ferns of the genus Asplenium, esp A. trichomanes, that often grows on walls, having linear or oblong sori on the undersurface of the fronds See also asplenium
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