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|Noun||1.||Pellaea - genus of chiefly small rock-loving ferns; in some classification systems it is placed in the family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae|
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
cliff brake, cliff-brake, rock brake - any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions