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|Noun||1.||genus Cheilanthes - small evergreen ferns: lipferns; in some classifications placed in 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
lip fern, lipfern - any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Cheilanthes; cosmopolitan in arid and semiarid temperate or tropical regions