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rattlesnake fern

any of several American grape ferns, especially Botrychium virginianium, having clusters of sporangia resembling the rattles of a rattlesnake.
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An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The two are apt to grow near each other, with the rattlesnake fern as a near neighbor.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton

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