Definition of Pteris
1. Noun. Large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Brake, Pteris Cretica, Pteris Multifida, Spider Brake, Spider Fern, Pteris Serrulata, Ribbon Fern, Spider Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteris
Literary usage of Pteris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1874)
"283,) from specimens from Henry's Fork, too fragmentary for positive determination. Habitat.— Golden, Col. pteris AFFINIS, sp. nov. ..."
2. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"places it next to pteris, and on the authority of original spet Fée places ... and then the outer one resembles that of a pteris ; hence ..."
3. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"... and as efficacious as that of the male fern in cases of tapeworm. pteris, Polypodium filix mas. pteris PALUS-TRIS ..."
4. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"We investigate the root of pteris cretica (Fig. 71), but can equally well choose any other species ... The roots of pteris cretica, as of ferns generally, ..."
5. Ferns: British and Exotic by Edward Joseph Lowe, Alexander Francis Lydon, Benjamin Fawcett (1867)
"Tropical America, West Indian Islands, Venezuela, and Mexico. pteris ... Sir William Hooker considers this identical with the pteris ..."
6. Handbook of Practical Botany: For the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"Stele of pteris.—In pteris aquilina the general relations of the steles are the easiest to make out, although the abundant sclerenchyma makes the material ..."