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Hartford fern

noun
  1. a climbing or sprawling fern, Lygodium palmatum, of the eastern U.S., having deeply lobed ivylike leaves.
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Origin of Hartford fern

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called climbing fern.
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