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English term or phrase:fern
French translation:fougère
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09:40 Nov 17, 2000
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English term or phrase: ferns
Website discussung in English the flora and fauna of Martinique.
S. Spillman
fougères
Explanation:
"fern, any of several nonflowering vascular plants that possess true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores.
Though ferns were once classed with the primitive horsetails and club mosses, botanists have since made a clear distinction between the scalelike, one-veined leaves of these plants and the more complexly veined fronds of the ferns, which are more closely related to the leaves of the seed-bearing vascular plants.
There are approximately 10,000-12,000 known species of ferns in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Many are small, fragile plants, like those in the family Ophioglossaceae, which produce a single frond each year, or like the filmy ferns (Hymenophyliaceae), which have fronds only one or two cells thick. The genus Cyathea, on the other hand, has a treelike form with a trunklike stem up to 24 m (80 feet) tall capped by a thick crown of fronds."
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fougères


Explanation:
They are ground level broad leaf plants.


    The Collins Paperback French Dictionary
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fougères


Explanation:
"fern, any of several nonflowering vascular plants that possess true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores.
Though ferns were once classed with the primitive horsetails and club mosses, botanists have since made a clear distinction between the scalelike, one-veined leaves of these plants and the more complexly veined fronds of the ferns, which are more closely related to the leaves of the seed-bearing vascular plants.
There are approximately 10,000-12,000 known species of ferns in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Many are small, fragile plants, like those in the family Ophioglossaceae, which produce a single frond each year, or like the filmy ferns (Hymenophyliaceae), which have fronds only one or two cells thick. The genus Cyathea, on the other hand, has a treelike form with a trunklike stem up to 24 m (80 feet) tall capped by a thick crown of fronds."


    Britannica CD, Standard ed., 1998
xxxJon Zuber
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