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royal fern

noun
1.
a coarse fern, Osmunda regalis, having tall, upright fronds.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • The herbaceous layer is equally diverse with royal fern, marsh fern, meadow-rue and marsh pea.
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royal fern

noun
1.
a fern, Osmunda regalis, of damp regions, having large fronds up to 2 metres (7 feet) in height, some of which are modified for bearing spores: family Osmundaceae
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