an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, having dense clusters of stiff fronds growing from a central rootstock.
- Also called dagger fern.
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How to use Christmas fern in a sentence
The Christmas fern, bright and glossy, reminds one that the holiday season is not distant.How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
Wrapped in a garment of brown scales, the young fronds of the Christmas fern are sent into the world early in the spring.How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons