lady fern

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

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How to use lady fern in a sentence

  • The fronds of the lady fern develop in the spring of the year.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • But in later summer, judging by my own experience, the lady fern loses much of its delicacy.

    How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
  • Nightshade flourished on the threshold, death lilies by the hearth, dianthus and lady fern.

    Japanese Fairy Tales | Grace James
  • 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
  • See that magnificent tuft of Lady-fern on yonder bank, arching its exquisitely cut fronds so elegantly on every side.

    Omphalos | Philip Henry Gosse

British Dictionary definitions for lady fern

lady fern

  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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