American climbing fern

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn klahym-ing furn ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən ˈklaɪm ɪŋ ˌfɜrn /

noun

a sprawling fern, Lygodium palmatum, of the eastern United States, having deeply lobed ivylike leaves. It is the only climbing fern native to North America.

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Also called Hart·ford fern [hahrt-ferd furn], /ˈhɑrt fərd ˌfɜrn/, Wind·sor fern [win-zer furn], /ˈwɪn zər ˌfɜrn/, Al·ice's fern [al-is-iz furn] /ˈæl ɪs ɪz ˌfɜrn/ .
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