ostrich fern

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ostrich fern

n.
Any of various ferns of the genus Matteuccia, especially M. struthiopteris, of northern temperate regions, having long plumelike fronds.
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Noun1.ostrich fern - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumesostrich fern - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis - small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae