[ spleen-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈsplinˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
any of various temperate and tropical ferns of the genera Asplenium and Diplazium, certain species of which are grown as ornamentals.
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Example sentences from the Web for spleenwort
Still other species of ferns are known to hybridize more or less, as we saw in the case of Scott's spleenwort.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
Spleenwort is excellent good for melancholy people, helps the stranguary and breaks the Stone in the bladder.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
British Dictionary definitions for spleenwort
/ (ˈspliːnˌwɜːt) /
any of various ferns of the genus Asplenium, esp A. trichomanes, that often grows on walls, having linear or oblong sori on the undersurface of the frondsSee also asplenium
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