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another name for hart's-tongue
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C17: from New Latin, from Greek scolopendrion, from a fancied resemblance of the fern and its sori to a centipede
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  • We were afterwards informed that asplenium, lastrea, scolopendrium, and others are to be found in the neighbourhood.

    A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land William R. Hughes
  • scolopendrium vulgare seems to be one of the ferns most commonly affected in this way.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

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