scolopendrium

/ (skɒləˈpɛndrɪəm) /

noun

another name for hart's-tongue

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Word Origin for scolopendrium

C17: from New Latin, from Greek scolopendrion, from a fancied resemblance of the fern and its sori to a centipede
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for scolopendrium

  • Scolopendrium vulgare seems to be one of the ferns most commonly affected in this way.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
  • We were afterwards informed that asplenium, lastrea, scolopendrium, and others are to be found in the neighbourhood.