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fern seed

n.
The dustlike spores of ferns, formerly believed to be seeds and once thought to have the power of making their possessor invisible.
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fern seed

n
the minute particles by which ferns reproduce themselves, formerly thought to be invisible. Possession of them was thought to make a person invisible
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fern′ seed`


n.
the spores of ferns, formerly supposed to have the power to make persons invisible.
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Noun1.fern seed - the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dustfern seed - the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
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