sword fern

any fern of the genus Nephrolepis, especially N. exaltata, characterized by sword-shaped, pinnate fronds, a common houseplant.


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sword fern
any of numerous ferns having sword-shaped fronds

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Example sentences
The understory includes evergreen salal and western sword fern.
Trailside shoulders have been replanted with native plants such as salal, sword
  fern, and vine maple.
Sword fern and salal may still be available, depending on site preparation.
Sword fern, snowberry, and other small shrubs are also present.
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