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      n   pl   , -dies  
1    any of various ferns of the genus Polypodium, esp. P. vulgare, having deeply divided leaves and round naked sori: family Polypodiaceae  
2    any fern of the family Polypodiaceae, all having opaque leaves and all except the harts-tongue divided leaves  
     (C15: from Latin polypodium, from Greek, from poly- + pous foot)  
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