silver fern

  1. another name for ponga

  2. a formalized spray of fern leaf, silver on a black background: the symbol of New Zealand sporting teams, esp the All Blacks

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How to use silver fern in a sentence

  • “In my view, the silver fern is something which is applied to our greatest sporting teams,” said Key.

  • And she planted a silver fern-dish in the midst and surveyed the effect with her head tilted thoughtfully.

    And So They Were Married | Florence Morse Kingsley
  • A dainty new silver fern, big enough for a small table, comes in a thumb pot at only ten cents.

    Gardening for Little Girls | Olive Hyde Foster
  • Yesterday afternoon she went to a bridge-whist party by Mrs. Koblin's and she won a sterling solid-silver fern dish.

    Abe and Mawruss | Montague Glass
  • I would choose for its badge of membership a small silver fern leaf, crossed by a large gold key.

    Solaris Farm | Milan C. Edson