lady fern



a fern, Athyrium filix-femina, having delicate, feathery fronds.

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Examples from the Web for lady fern

  • See that magnificent tuft of Lady-fern on yonder bank, arching its exquisitely cut fronds so elegantly on every side.

    Omphalos|Philip Henry Gosse
  • However, I was dashed with that, and pretended not to mean it; only to pluck some lady-fern, whose elegance did me no good.

    Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for lady fern

lady fern


a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
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