silver fern

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silver fern

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1. (Plants) another name for ponga
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) a formalized spray of fern leaf, silver on a black background: the symbol of New Zealand sporting teams, esp the All Blacks
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Noun1.silver fern - tropical American fern having fronds with white undersidessilver fern - tropical American fern having fronds with white undersides
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Pityrogramma, Pityrogramma - terrestrial tropical ferns having fronds with powdery yellowish or white undersides; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
2.silver fern - fern of southern tropical Africa having fronds with white undersides
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Pityrogramma, Pityrogramma - terrestrial tropical ferns having fronds with powdery yellowish or white undersides; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae