Scythian lamb


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Noun1.Scythian lamb - Asiatic tree fern having dense matted hairs sometimes used as a stypticScythian lamb - Asiatic tree fern having dense matted hairs sometimes used as a styptic
tree fern - any of numerous usually tropical ferns having a thick woody stem or caudex and a crown of large fronds; found especially in Australia and New Zealand; chiefly of the families Cyatheaceae and Marattiaceae but some from Polypodiaceae
Cibotium, genus Cibotium - in some classification systems placed in family Cyatheaceae: ornamental tree ferns with coarse gracefully drooping fronds
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THE SCYTHIAN LAMB (15) follows six people who move to the declining seaport of Uobuka, where a city official is shocked to find out they are all former murder suspects.
Worm's cabinet included crafts, taxidermy, fossils, and a Scythian lamb -- a mythical plant that was believed to sprout sheep as its fruit.