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parsley fern

noun
1.
a small bright green tufted European fern, Cryptogramma crispa, that grows on acid scree and rock in uplands
2.
any of several other plants with crisped foliage, resembling that of parsley
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  • The parsley fern has a thick root-stock from which the fronds grow up in tufts.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • The parsley fern sends up its green fronds in the month of May, and the fertile leaves follow soon after.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

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