lady fern


noun

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

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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

noun

a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012