bird's-nest fern


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bird's-nest fern

(bûrdz′nĕst′)
n.
An Old World tropical fern (Asplenium nidus) that has undivided leaves arranged in a rosette forming a nestlike shape. It is popular as a houseplant.
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The Boston fern or the bird's-nest fern, with its upright glossy foliage, will add a touch of quality in any room.
In black-and-white photos from Forest, 1996, tropical plants are festooned with shredded pages from books; one image of a bird's-nest fern shows reams of text intertwining with the plant's dangling aerial roots.
Mixing serenely with giant bamboo are bird's-nest ferns and potted pink azaleas.