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hart's-tongue

or harts-tongue

[ hahrts-tuhng ]
/ ˈhɑrtsˌtʌŋ /
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noun
a fern, Phyllitis scolopendrium, having long, leathery, wavy-edged leaves.
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Origin of hart's-tongue

First recorded in 1275–1325, hart's-tongue is from Middle English hertis tonge. See hart, 's1, tongue
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hart's-tongue

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