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scolopendrium

/ (skɒləˈpɛndrɪəm) /
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noun

another name for hart's-tongue

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C17: from New Latin, from Greek scolopendrion, from a fancied resemblance of the fern and its sori to a centipede
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  • Somewhat similar variations may be found in ferns, especially Scolopendrium vulgare.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
  • 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.

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