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rattlesnake fern

noun
1.
any of several American grape ferns, especially Botrychium virginianium, having clusters of sporangia resembling the rattles of a rattlesnake.
Origin of rattlesnake fern
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • Ostrich ferns are abundant, while the rattlesnake fern and lady fern are rare.

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