Definition of moonwort in English:

moonwort

Line breaks: moon|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnwəːt
 
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noun

A widely distributed fern with a single small frond of fan-shaped lobes and a separate spike bearing the spore-producing organs, growing typically in grassy uplands and old meadows.
  • Genus Botrychium, family Ophioglossaceae: several species, in particular B. lunaria
More example sentences
  • Apparently moonworts produce only one leaf per year, which is split into two parts: one for photosynthesis and one for producing spores for reproduction.
  • Especially in the West, most moonworts are uncommon and hard to find even for known populations.
  • Only a small portion of moonwort populations emerge above the forest floor's leaves and needles.

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