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interrupted fern

noun
1.
a tall fern, Osmunda claytoniana, of eastern North America and eastern Asia, having an interruption of growth in the center of some fronds.
Also called Clayton fern.
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  • These tufts we do not find in the interrupted fern, though both plants come into the world warmly wrapped in wool.

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  • The interrupted fern makes its appearance in the woods and meadows and along the roadsides in May.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • Like the other Osmundas, the interrupted fern is easily cultivated.

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