basket fern

basket fern

noun
a small, compact fern, Nephrolepis pectinata, of tropical America, often grown in hanging baskets.

Origin:
1940–45

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basket fern

noun
1. tropical American fern cultivated for its finely divided greyish-green foliage; West Indies and southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil 
2. giant epiphytic or lithophytic fern; Asia to Polynesia and Australia 
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