hartford-fern

Hartford fern

noun
a climbing or sprawling fern, Lygodium palmatum, of the eastern U.S., having deeply lobed ivylike leaves.
Also called climbing fern.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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hartford fern

noun
delicate fern of the eastern United States having a twining stem and palmately-lobed sterile fronds and forked fertile fronds [syn: creeping fern
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