deer-fern

deer fern

noun
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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deer fern

noun
fern with erect fronds of Europe and western North America; often cultivated for deer browse 
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