bird's nest fern

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Noun1.bird's nest fern - tropical Old World or Australian epiphytic fern frequently forming tufts in tree crotches
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Asplenium, genus Asplenium - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
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I love the Boston fern, also known as the bird's nest fern.
Another seven nests were placed on an epiphytic fern called bird's nest fern (Asplenium nidus), which grows on the branches of large trees.
One plant, the Bird's Nest fern, can rise 6ft and weigh 30 stone.