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beech fern

noun
1.
either of two ferns, Thelypteris hexagonoptera, of eastern North America, or T. phegopteris, common in rich, moist woodlands of northern temperate regions.
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  • This is, of course, a rendering of the popular name, though why the species has been called the beech fern nobody seems to know.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • The beech fern cannot be called a common species, though it is often abundant in certain localities.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • Unless the beech fern can be given a moist position it is not an easy plant to grow in the open garden.

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beech fern

noun
1.
a fern, Thelypteris phegopteris, that grows in damp N temperate woods and hills: family Polypodiaceae
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