Noun Adder's-tongue Definition and Examples





A fern having a single pointed oval frond and a straight spore-bearing stem.
  1. 'Over 103 species of grasses and herbs have been recorded in the meadows including green-winged orchid, common spotted orchid, adder's tongue, pepper-saxifrage, yellow rattle and saw-wort.'
  2. 'Since they sprout from perennial caudices, the adder's tongue ferns were presumably established in the chamise understory.'
    ((n.) A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.|--|(n.) The yellow dogtooth violet.|--|)

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