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cliff brake

noun
1.
any of several common ferns of the genus Pellaea, usually growing in pockets of thin soil on rocks.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • Limestone outcrops near the top of the slope harbor populations of smooth cliff brake, bulblet bladder fern, and slender lip fern.

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