mother spleenwort


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.

Nearby words

  1. mother of satan,
  2. mother of the chapel,
  3. mother of vinegar,
  4. mother ship,
  5. mother shipton,
  6. mother superior,
  7. mother teresa,
  8. mother tongue,
  9. mother wit,
  10. mother yaw

Origin of mother spleenwort

probably earlier than 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019