hard fern

  1. a common tufted erect fern of the polypody family, Blechnum spicant, having dark-green lanceolate leaves: it prefers acid soils, and in the US is sometimes grown as deer feed: US name: deer fern

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How to use hard fern in a sentence

  • The texture of both the barren and the fertile fronds of the hard fern is very leathery.

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