Origin of fern
Related Words for fernsthicket, scrub, hedge, fern, shrubbery, undergrowth, grove, cover, coppice, copse, dingle, sedge, underwood, brushwood, gorse, bracken, spinney, chaparral, plant, boscage
Examples from the Web for ferns
Contemporary Examples of ferns
Maintaining the high caliber of guest to which his viewers have become accustomed, Galifianakis welcomes Brad Pitt to the ferns.Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Go ‘Between Two Ferns’
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 23, 2014
They did a bunch of pro-Obamacare videos, including the famous “Between Two Ferns” sketch with President Obama.How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections
October 10, 2014
Zach Galifianakis invited the president to chat on his Internet talk show “Between Two Ferns,” and boy, did Obama sass Zach back.Obama ‘Between Two Ferns,’ Kevin Bacon, Baby Tigers and More Viral Videos
March 15, 2014
Or, more specifically, President Obama appearing on the humorous Zach Galifianakis web series, “Between Two Ferns.”Why the GOP Can’t Take a Joke
March 13, 2014
Best Moment: When Ben Stiller attempts to destroy the "Two Ferns" set.Justin Bieber, Jon Hamm & the Best of 'Between Two Ferns' (VIDEO)
September 26, 2013
Historical Examples of ferns
On the shadiest side homed most of the ferns and the Cotyledon.Her Father's Daughter
But the journey to the Ferns and back would have occupied some time.
Can you send a messenger to the Ferns, to ask if he has been seen there?
All over the surface of the marsh, between these big trees, grew the ferns.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
I had suggested their being fitted on again, as with the croton leaves and ferns.Lotus Buds
Word Origin for fern
Old English fearn, from Proto-Germanic *farno- (cf. Old Saxon farn, Middle Dutch vaern, Dutch varen, Old High German farn, German Farn), possibly with a sense of "having feathery fronds" and from PIE *por-no-, a root which has yielded words for "feather, wing" (cf. Sanskrit parnam "feather;" Lithuanian papartis "fern;" Russian paporot'; Greek pteris "fern," pteron "feather"), from root *per- (see petition (n.)). The plant's ability to appear as if from nothing accounts for the ancient belief that fern seeds conferred invisibility.