Scythian lamb

Scythian lamb

noun
a fern, Cibotium barometz, of southeastern Asia, having stalks covered with shaggy, brownish hair and large, feathery leaves, formerly believed to be a source of vegetable wool.

Origin:
1650–60

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scythian lamb

noun
Asiatic tree fern having dense matted hairs sometimes used as a styptic 
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