hare's-foot fern

[hairz-foo t]


a fern, Polypodium aureum, of tropical America, having a brown, scaly rootstock and green or deep bluish-green fronds.

Nearby words

  1. hare,
  2. hare and hounds,
  3. hare krishna,
  4. hare krishnas,
  5. hare's-foot,
  6. hare-brained,
  7. harebell,
  8. harebrained,
  9. hareem,
  10. harelip

Origin of hare's-foot fern

First recorded in 1865–70

Also called golden polypody, rabbit's-foot fern.

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