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Any of numerous flowerless, seedless vascular plants that produce spores giving rise to free-living gametophytes and that often have dissected leaves.
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1. (Plants) any tracheophyte plant of the phylum Filicinophyta, having roots, stems, and fronds and reproducing by spores formed in structures (sori) on the fronds. See also tree fern
2. (Plants) any of certain similar but unrelated plants, such as the sweet fern
[Old English fearn; related to Old High German farn, Sanskrit parná leaf]
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a nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, having fronds and reproducing by spores.
[before 900; Middle English ferne, Old English fearn; c. Middle Dutch væren, Old High German farn fern, Skt parná feather]
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Any of numerous seedless plants usually having feathery fronds divided into many leaflets. Ferns have vascular tissue like plants that bear seeds but reproduce by means of spores.
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Ferna huge quantity or number, 1300.
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|Noun||1.||fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores|
pecopteris - Carboniferous fossil fern characterized by a regular arrangement of the leaflets resembling a comb
fern seed - the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible
film fern, filmy fern - any fern of the genus Hymenophyllum growing in tropical humid regions and having translucent leaves
bristle fern, filmy fern - any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent fronds; most are epiphytic on tree branches and twigs or terrestrial on mossy banks
osmund, flowering fern - any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters
crape fern, Leptopteris superba, Prince-of-Wales feather, Prince-of-Wales fern, Prince-of-Wales plume, Todea superba - New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks; sometimes included in genus Todea
crepe fern, king fern, Todea barbara - fern of rain forests of tropical Australia and New Zealand and South Africa
curly grass, curly grass fern, Schizaea pusilla - rare small fern of northeastern North America having numerous slender spiraling fronds and forming dense tufts
Anemia adiantifolia, pine fern - fern of Florida and West Indies and Central America with rhizome densely clad in grown hairs
climbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
grape fern - a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases
flowering fern, Helminthostachys zeylanica - Australasian fern with clusters of sporangia on stems of fertile fronds
Diplopterygium longissimum, giant scrambling fern - large scrambling fern forming large patches to 18 feet high; Pacific region and China
fan fern, Gleichenia flabellata, Sticherus flabellatus, umbrella fern - large Australasian fern with fanlike repeatedly forked fronds; sometimes placed in genus Gleichenia
polypody - any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium
strap fern - fern with long narrow strap-shaped leaves
Drynaria rigidula, basket fern - giant epiphytic or lithophytic fern; Asia to Polynesia and Australia
lecanopteris - any of several bizarre ferns of the genus Lecanopteris having swollen hollow rhizomes that provide homes for symbiotic ants
golden polypody, Phlebodium aureum, Polypodium aureum, rabbit's-foot fern, serpent fern - tropical American fern with brown scaly rhizomes cultivated for its large deeply lobed deep bluish-green fronds; sometimes placed in genus Polypodium
staghorn fern - any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds often resembling the antlers of a stag
Cyclophorus lingua, felt fern, Pyrrosia lingua, tongue fern - east Asian fern having fronds shaped like tongues; sometimes placed in genus Cyclophorus
Solanopteris bifrons, potato fern - small epiphytic fern of South America with tuberous swellings along rhizomes
grass fern, Vittaria lineata, ribbon fern - epiphytic fern found in lowland forests of tropical America
spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
Asplenium nidus, bird's nest fern - tropical Old World or Australian epiphytic fern frequently forming tufts in tree crotches
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Fernsadder's-tongue, bladder fern, beech fern, bracken, buckler fern, hard fern, hart's-tongue, lady fern, maidenhair, male fern, marsh fern, moonwort, oak fern, parsley fern, pillwort, rock brake, royal fern, shield fern, sword fern, tree fern, Venus's-hair, walking fern, wall rue, woodsia
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fern[fɜːn] N → helecho m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
fern[ˈfɜːrn] n (= plant) → fougère f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
fern[fɜːn] n → felce f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a kind of plant with no flowers and delicate feather-like leaves. varing سَرْخَس، خِنْشار папрат feto kapradina der Farn bregne φτέρηhelecho sõnajalg سرخس saniainen fougèreשרך फर्न, सुंदर बारीक पत्तियों वाला एक पौधा paprat páfrány pakis burkni felce しだ類 고사리 papartis paparde paku-pakis varenbregnepaproć بندوكى، سر خس (هغه بوټى چه ګلان او تخم نه لرى او بند بند ډنډرلرى feto ferigă папоротник papraď praprot paprat ormbunke ต้นเฟิร์น eğrelti (otu) 蕨類植物 папороть بے پھول کا پودا جس کے روئیں دار پتے ہوتے ہیں cây dương xỉ 蕨类植物
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
fern→ سَرْخَس kapradina bregne Farnkraut φτέρη helecho saniainen fougère paprat felce シダ 고사리 varen bregne paproć feto, samambaia папоротник ormbunke ต้นเฟิร์น eğrelti otu dương xỉ 蕨
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