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ebony spleenwort

noun
1.
a fern, Asplenium platyneuron, of woody areas of North America, having ladderlike leaves and shiny, dark brown stems.
Origin of ebony spleenwort
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • The fronds of the ebony spleenwort usually face the sun, even if so doing necessitates the twisting of its stalk.

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