king fern


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king fern

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(Plants) another name for para3
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Noun1.king fern - fern of rain forests of tropical Australia and New Zealand and South Africa
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Todea, Todea - a genus of delicate ferns belonging to the family Osmundaceae
2.king fern - large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted frondsking fern - large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds
osmund, flowering fern - any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters
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What is the king fern doing with its hairy knuckles?
(The 'things' of the preceding lines--kauri, king fern, wildling, epiphyte and taraire--have after all been imagined in distinctly human terms.)

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