Possibly a corruption of Russian баране́ц (baranéc), from бара́н (barán, “ram”), used to describe a species of club moss.
barometz (plural barometzes)
- The woolly fern, Cibotium barometz.
- A Scythian Lamb: a joke creature, supposedly half animal and half plant, made by inverting a woolly fern.
- The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, a mythical plant believed to grow sheep as its fruit.