HyperDic: lipfern

English > 1 sense of the word lipfern:
NOUNplantlipfern, lip fernany of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Cheilanthes
English > lipfern: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Cheilanthes; cosmopolitan in arid and semiarid temperate or tropical regions.
Synonymlip fern
Member ofCheilanthes, genus Cheilanthessmall evergreen ferns
Narrowersmooth lip fern, Alabama lip fern, Cheilanthes alabamensissoutheastern United States to northern Mexico and Jamaica
southwestern lip fern, Cheilanthes eatoniilip fern of Texas to Oklahoma and Colorado and Arizona and Mexico having tall erect tufted fronds
wooly lip fern, hairy lip fern, Cheilanthes lanosasmall North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly
BroaderfernAny of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward

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