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mother spleenwort

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noun

a fern, Asplenium bulbiferum, of tropical Africa and Australasia, the fronds often bearing bulbils that sprout into new plants while still attached, grown as an ornamental.

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Origin of mother spleenwort

Probably earlier than 1960–65
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