parsley fern

  1. a small bright green tufted European fern, Cryptogramma crispa, that grows on acid scree and rock in uplands

  2. any of several other plants with crisped foliage, resembling that of parsley

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How to use parsley fern in a sentence

  • In the interstices of the stones spleenwort and the parsley-fern grow; there are mosses and lichens too, and stone-crop.

    Poachers and Poaching | John Watson
  • The parsley fern has a thick root-stock from which the fronds grow up in tufts.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • The parsley fern sends up its green fronds in the month of May, and the fertile leaves follow soon after.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • He found, for instance, a hill not far off which was entirely overgrown with the parsley-fern.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City | S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett