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asparagus fern

a fernlike climbing vine, Asparagus setaceus, of southern Africa, having very small, whitish flowers and pea-sized, purplish-black berries.
Also called fern asparagus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It is more commonly known as asparagus fern, though it is not even a most distant relative of the fern family.

    ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
  • The ice cream if in rose forms should be passed on a large silver tray with asparagus fern among the ices.

    Gala Day Luncheons Caroline Benedict Burrell
  • In the center of the table three tall cathedral candles rising from a mass of asparagus fern.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce

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