mother spleenwort


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.

Origin of mother spleenwort

probably earlier than 1960–65
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