ostrich fern


a tall North American fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, with large mature leaves that resemble ostrich plumes, a popular landscaping plant whose curled new leaves, called fiddleheads, are eaten as a vegetable.

Nearby words

  1. ostracon,
  2. ostrakon,
  3. ostranenie,
  4. ostrava,
  5. ostrich,
  6. ostringer,
  7. ostrogoth,
  8. ostrogoths,
  9. ostrovsky,
  10. ostwald

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