ebony spleenwort

  1. a fern, Asplenium platyneuron, of woody areas of North America, having ladderlike leaves and shiny, dark brown stems.

Origin of ebony spleenwort

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby ebony spleenwort

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How to use ebony spleenwort in a sentence

  • The fronds of the ebony spleenwort usually face the sun, even if so doing necessitates the twisting of its stalk.

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