kallioimarre

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kallio (rock) +‎ imarre. The first part of the name refers to the plant's typical habitat in Finland, and the latter part of the name probably refers to the sweet taste of the rhizome of the plant, compare imelä (sweet), imarrella (to flatter).

Noun[edit]

kallioimarre

  1. A species of fern, common polypody, Polypodium vulgare.
  2. (botany) A polypody (any plant in the genus Polypodium); in plural (kallioimarteet) also the genus.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • kallioimarre is the only species of its genus that grows in Finland. Therefore, it is sometimes called simply imarre.

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