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woodsia

[woo d-zee-uh] /ˈwʊd zi ə/
noun
1.
any of various small ferns of the genus Woodsia, of northern temperate, alpine, and arctic regions, having short, stout stalks, usually lance-shaped fronds, and often covered with fine hairs: common on mountains in rocky ledges and crevices.
Origin
< New Latin (1815), after Joseph Woods (1776-1864), English botanist; see -ia
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woodsia

/ˈwʊdzɪə/
noun
1.
any small fern of the genus Woodsia, of temperate and cold regions, having tufted rhizomes and numerous wiry fronds: family Polypodiaceae
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