ostrich fern(redirected from Mattueccia struthiopteris)
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Any of various ferns of the genus Matteuccia, especially M. struthiopteris, of northern temperate regions, having long plumelike fronds.
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|Noun||1.||ostrich fern - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes|
fiddlehead, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris, Pteretis struthiopteris, shuttlecock fern
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores