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sword fern

noun
1.
any fern of the genus Nephrolepis, especially N. exaltata, characterized by sword-shaped, pinnate fronds, a common houseplant.
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1820-1830
1820-30
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sword fern

noun
1.
any of numerous ferns having sword-shaped fronds
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