fern ally

fern ally
pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
Hypernyms: ↑pteridophyte, ↑nonflowering plant
Hyponyms: ↑whisk fern, ↑horsetail, ↑club moss, ↑club-moss, ↑lycopod, ↑quillwort

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a. : a pteridophyte other than a member of the order Filicales
b. : any of various pteridophytes (as horsetails or club mosses) that are not leafy in habit as distinguished from the leafy true ferns
2. : water fern 1

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