Origin of pteron
Words nearby pteron
How to use pteron in a sentence
The 838 pteron consisted (according to Pliny) of thirty-six columns of the Ionic order, enclosing a square cella.
Above the pteron rose the pyramid, mounting by 24 steps to an apex or pedestal.
The generic name is derived from the Greek word pteron, “a wing,” and the specific name comes from the Latin aquila, “an eagle.”How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
It comes from two Greek words orthos, meaning straight, and pteron, meaning a wing.The Insect Folk|Margaret Warner Morley
Greek, pteron, a wing, the feathery fronds suggesting the wings of a bird.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton