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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