follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

oak fern

noun
1.
a small woodland fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, of northern regions, having triangular, pinnate fronds that slant horizontally.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; translation of Latin dryopteris < Greek dryopterís, equivalent to dryo- (combining form of drŷs oak) + ptéris fern
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for oak-fern

oak fern

noun
1.
a graceful light green polypody fern, Thelypteris dryopteris, having a creeping rhizome, found in acid woodlands and on rocks in the northern hemisphere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for oak fern

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for oak

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with oak-fern

Nearby words for oak-fern