Definition of woodsia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odzēə/


A small tufted fern that grows among rocks in mountains in temperate and cool regions.
  • Genus Woodsia, family Woodsiaceae.
Example sentences
  • In dry weather, rusty woodsia fronds dry out and curl up, but they can turn green again after a rain.
  • Northern woodsia occurs on rock cliffs, crevices, talus, and rocky, boreal woods in sun to partial shade.
  • I have some rusty woodsias and I swear they look just like another fern.


Modern Latin, named after Joseph Woods (1776–1864), English architect and botanist.

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Syllabification: wood·si·a

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