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tree fern

noun
1.
any of various ferns, mostly tropical and chiefly of the family Cyatheaceae, that attain the size of trees, sending up a straight trunklike stem with foliage at the summit.
Origin of tree fern
1840-1850
1840-50
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Examples from the web for tree fern
  • As the tree fern starch and leaves decompose, the water becomes rich with bacteria upon which larval mosquitoes feed.
  • Telephoto view into the forest of spatter blob that landed squarely on top of a tree fern.
British Dictionary definitions for tree fern

tree fern

noun
1.
any of numerous large tropical ferns, mainly of the family Cyatheaceae, having a trunklike stem bearing fronds at the top
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