sword-fern

sword fern

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

Origin:
1820–30

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sword fern
 
n
any of numerous ferns having sword-shaped fronds

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