sweet fern

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sweet fern
 
n
a North American shrub, Comptonia (or Myrica) asplenifolia, having scented fernlike leaves and heads of brownish flowers: family Myricaceae

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sweet fern

noun
1. mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia [syn: common polypody
2. deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers 
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