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hare's-foot fern

[ hairz-foo t ]
/ ˈhɛərzˌfʊt /

noun

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

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Nearby words

hare, hare and hounds, hare krishna, hare krishnas, hare's-foot, hare's-foot fern, hare-brained, harebell, harebrained, hareem, harelip

Origin of hare's-foot fern

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called golden polypody, rabbit's-foot fern.
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