bird's-nest fern

[burdz-nest]

noun

a tropical fern, Asplenium nidus, having fronds arranged in clumps resembling a bird's nest.

Nearby words

  1. bird's-eye primrose,
  2. bird's-foot,
  3. bird's-foot trefoil,
  4. bird's-foot violet,
  5. bird's-nest,
  6. bird's-nest fungus,
  7. bird's-nest orchid,
  8. bird's-nest soup,
  9. bird-brain,
  10. bird-brained

Origin of bird's-nest fern

First recorded in 1855–60

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