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British Dictionary definitions for parsley fern

parsley fern

noun
  1. a small bright green tufted European fern, Cryptogramma crispa, that grows on acid scree and rock in uplands
  2. any of several other plants with crisped foliage, resembling that of parsley
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  • He found, for instance, a hill not far off which was entirely overgrown with the parsley-fern.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • In the interstices of the stones spleenwort and the parsley-fern grow; there are mosses and lichens too, and stone-crop.