elkhorn fern


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elkhorn fern

(ˈɛlkˌhɔːn)
n
a tropical fern with a large leaf like an elk's horn
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Noun1.elkhorn fern - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesiaelkhorn fern - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesia
genus Platycerium, Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
staghorn fern - any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag
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