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Adder's-tongue   Listen
noun
Adder's-tongue  n.  (Bot.)
(a)
A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.
(b)
The yellow dogtooth violet.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Adder's-tongue" Quotes from Famous Books



... not think I have ever seen them growing in Vermont," says I, at last; "yet there are few roots or vegetables, wild or tame, that I don't know something about. There is wake-robin, on the mountains, with its spokes of red berries; and snake-root, and adder's-tongue; but I don't remember clam-bakes among them, and I know they are not cultivated in our parts as garden-sas, I beg pardon, ...
— Phemie Frost's Experiences • Ann S. Stephens



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