1. [ noun ] (botany) tropical American fern with brown scaly rhizomes cultivated for its large deeply lobed deep bluish-green fronds; sometimes placed in genus Polypodium
Synonyms: rabbit's-foot_fern Phlebodium_aureum Polypodium_aureum serpent_fern
Related terms: fern Phlebodium
2. [ noun ] (botany) mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia
Synonyms: common_polypody adder's_fern golden_maidenhair sweet_fern Polypodium_vulgare wall_fern
Related terms: polypody
Similar spelling:   golden_potto