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adder's-tongue

ad·der's-tongue
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-erz-tuhng]
    • /ˈæd ərzˌtʌŋ/
    • /ˈædəz tʌŋ /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-erz-tuhng]
    • /ˈæd ərzˌtʌŋ/

Definitions of adder's-tongue word

  • noun adder's-tongue any of several terrestrial ferns of the genus Ophioglossum, esp O. vulgatum, that grow in the N hemisphere and have a spore-bearing body that sticks out like a spike from the leaf: family Ophioglossaceae 3
  • noun adder's-tongue dogtooth violet 3
  • noun adder's-tongue any of a genus (Ophioglossum, family Ophioglossaceae) of ferns with a narrow spike somewhat resembling a snake's tongue 3
  • noun adder's-tongue a fern of the genus Ophioglossum, having one or sometimes two sterile leaves and a fruiting spike. 1
  • noun adder's-tongue any of several American dogtooth violets. 1
  • noun adder's-tongue Any of a genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose spores are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue. 0

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adder's-tongue popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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