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polypody

[ pol-ee-poh-dee ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌpoʊ di /
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noun, plural pol·y·po·dies.
any fern of the genus Polypodium, as P. vulgare, having creeping rootstocks, deeply pinnatifid evergreen fronds, and round, naked sori.
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Origin of polypody

1400–50; late Middle English polypodye<Latin polypodion<Greek polypódion (>New Latin Polypodium); see poly-, -pod, -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for polypody

polypody
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌpəʊdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
any of various ferns of the genus Polypodium, esp P. vulgare, having deeply divided leaves and round naked sori: family Polypodiaceae
any fern of the family Polypodiaceae, all having opaque leaves that are divided in most species

Word Origin for polypody

C15: from Latin polypodium, from Greek, from poly- + pous foot
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