hart's-tongue

or harts-tongue

[hahrts-tuhng]

Origin of hart's-tongue

First recorded in 1275–1325, hart's-tongue is from the Middle English word hertis tonge. See hart, 's1, tongue
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British Dictionary definitions for hart's-tongue

hart's-tongue

noun
  1. an evergreen Eurasian fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, with narrow undivided fronds bearing rows of sori: family Polypodiaceae
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