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noun
the spores of ferns, formerly supposed to have the power to make persons invisible.
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Origin of fern seed

First recorded in 1590–1600

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fern seed

noun
the minute particles by which ferns reproduce themselves, formerly thought to be invisible. Possession of them was thought to make a person invisible
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