barometz

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly a corruption of Russian баране́ц (baranéc), from бара́н (barán, ram), used to describe a species of club moss.

Noun[edit]

barometz (plural barometzes)

  1. The woolly fern, Cibotium barometz.
  2. A Scythian Lamb: a joke creature, supposedly half animal and half plant, made by inverting a woolly fern.
  3. The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, a mythical plant believed to grow sheep as its fruit.