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hay-scented fern

[hey-sen-tid] /ˈheɪˌsɛn tɪd/
noun
1.
a fern, Dennstaedtia punctilobula, of eastern North America, having brittle, yellow-green fronds.
Origin of hay-scented fern
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • But I can testify that the hay-scented fern does not make so good a bed as it promises.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • The hay-scented fern is very sensitive, withering with the early frosts.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • After untold centuries, the wild rose and the hay-scented fern cluster round the boulder, and dandelions star the grass.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • In parts of the country, especially from Connecticut southward, the hay-scented fern is one of the abundant plants.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons

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