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Meaning of ADDER'S-TONGUE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake's tongue
 

ADDER'S-TONGUE is a 14 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adder's tongue fern
 
 See Also: fern, genus Ophioglossum, Ophioglossum, Ophioglossum pendulum, ribbon fern

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad"der's-tongue`\, n. (Bot.)
(a) A genus of ferns ({Ophioglossum}), whose seeds are
    produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.
(b) The yellow dogtooth violet. --Gray.

 

 

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