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|Noun||1.||basket fern - tropical American fern cultivated for its finely divided greyish-green foliage; West Indies and southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil|
sword fern - any of several tropical ferns having more or less sword-shaped fronds including one from which the Boston fern developed
|2.||basket fern - giant epiphytic or lithophytic fern; Asia to Polynesia and Australia|
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores