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1 "Many-footed." The Polypodium vulgare of Linnæus, the Common polypody.
2 It is for this reason that it is called "reglisse," or "liquorice," in some parts of France. It contains a proportion of saccharine matter, which acts as a purgative.
4 This fancy is solely based on the accidental resemblance of the name.
5 He very incorrectly says this of all the ferns. See B. xxvii. cc. 17, 48, and 55.
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