hart's-tongue

or harts-tongue

[ hahrts-tuhng ]
/ ˈhɑrtsˌtʌŋ /

noun

a fern, Phyllitis scolopendrium, having long, leathery, wavy-edged leaves.

Nearby words

  1. harshly,
  2. harshness,
  3. harslet,
  4. harstad,
  5. hart,
  6. hart, albert bushnell,
  7. hart, basil henry liddell,
  8. hart, moss,
  9. hartack,
  10. hartal

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

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