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noun
either of two ferns, Thelypteris hexagonoptera, of eastern North America, or T. phegopteris, common in rich, moist woodlands of northern temperate regions.
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beech fern

noun
a fern, Thelypteris phegopteris, that grows in damp N temperate woods and hills: family Polypodiaceae
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