a fern of the genus ophioglossum, having one or sometimes two sterile leaves and a fruiting spike.
any of several american dogtooth violets.
any of several terrestrial ferns of the genus ophioglossum, esp o. vulgatum, that grow in the n hemisphere and have a spore-bearing body that sticks out like a spike from the leaf: family ophioglossaceae
another name for dogtooth violet

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