Polýpody. n.s. [polypodium, Latin.] A plant.
Polypody is a capillary plant with oblong jagged leaves, having a middle rib, which joins them to the stalks running through each division. Miller.
Polypody is common on the banks of ditches where there are stumps of old trees, on walls, and by the sides of woods: polypody is attenuant and dissolvent. Hill's Materia Medica.
A kind of polypody groweth out of trees, though it windeth not. Bacon's Natural History.