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lady fern

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

noun
  1. 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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