brittle fern


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Related to brittle fern: licorice fern, maidenhair fern, sensitive fern
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Noun1.brittle fern - delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stemsbrittle fern - delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems
bladder fern - any fern of the genus Cystopteris characterized by a hooded indusium or bladderlike membrane covering the sori
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A breeze sighed down the tree-lined lane, stirring brown, brittle ferns clustered along puddled ruts.