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woodsia

[ wood-zee-uh ]
/ ˈwʊd zi ə /
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noun

any of various small ferns of the genus Woodsia, of northern temperate, alpine, and Arctic regions, having short, stout stalks, usually lance-shaped fronds, and often covered with fine hairs: common on mountains in rocky ledges and crevices.

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Origin of woodsia

From New Latin (1815), after Joseph Woods (1776–1864), English botanist; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for woodsia

woodsia
/ (ˈwʊdzɪə) /

noun

any small fern of the genus Woodsia, of temperate and cold regions, having tufted rhizomes and numerous wiry fronds: family Polypodiaceae
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