any of several ferns of the genus Woodwardia, having a chainlike row of sori on either side of the midrib of each fertile leaflet.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of chain fern
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Words nearby chain fern
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