staghorn fern

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staghorn fern

n.
Any of several tropical epiphytic ferns of the genus Platycerium, having large forked fronds that resemble antlers.

staghorn fern

(ˈstæɡˌhɔːn)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical and subtropical ferns of the genus Platycerium with fronds resembling antlers
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Noun1.staghorn fern - any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Platycerium, Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
Platycerium andinum, South American staghorn - fern of Peru and Bolivia
common staghorn fern, elkhorn fern, Platycerium alcicorne, Platycerium bifurcatum - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesia