moonwort


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Related to moonwort: Botrychium multifidum

moonwort

(ˈmuːnˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called (US): grape fern any of various ferns of the genus Botrychium, esp B. lunaria, which has crescent-shaped leaflets
2. (Plants) another name for honesty4
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Noun1.moonwort - of America and Eurasia and Australiamoonwort - of America and Eurasia and Australia
grape fern - a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases
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Native moonworts, including daisy-leaf moonwort, leathery grape fern and rattlesnake fern also have decreased dramatically.