• synonyms

rock brake

  1. any of various ferns of the genera Pellaea and Cryptogramma, which grow on rocky ground and have sori at the ends of the veins
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  • On the same cliff were tufts of the alpine woodsia and dense patches of rock-brake—but these stand in no need of the bee.

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    Stanton Davis Kirkham