silver fern

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silver fern
 
n
1.  another name for ponga
2.  a formalized spray of fern leaf, silver on a black background: the symbol of New Zealand sporting teams, esp the All Blacks

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silver fern

noun
1. tropical American fern having fronds with white undersides 
2. fern of southern tropical Africa having fronds with white undersides 
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