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|Noun||1.||genus Pteris - large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae|
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae - one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Pteridaceae is itself in turn sometimes further subdivided
brake - any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
Pteris cretica - cultivated in many varieties as houseplants