cliff-brake

cliff brake

noun
any of several common ferns of the genus Pellaea, usually growing in pockets of thin soil on rocks.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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cliff-brake

noun
any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions [syn: cliff brake
cliff brake

noun
any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions 
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