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deer fern

noun
1.
an evergreen fern, Blechnum spicant, of Eurasia and western North America, having densely clustered fronds.
Origin
so called because it is often cultivated for deer
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  • Other common ferns are deer fern and maidenhair fern.
  • The deer fern, right here-all throughout here, actually-comes up with some interesting patterns.

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