filmy fern

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filmy fern
any fern of the family Hymenophyllaceae, growing in humid regions and having thin translucent leaves

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filmy fern

1. any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent fronds; most are epiphytic on tree branches and twigs or terrestrial on mossy banks [syn: bristle fern
2. any fern of the genus Hymenophyllum growing in tropical humid regions and having translucent leaves 
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