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|Noun||1.||lip fern - any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Cheilanthes; cosmopolitan in arid and semiarid temperate or tropical regions|
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Cheilanthes, genus Cheilanthes - small evergreen ferns: lipferns; in some classifications placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
Alabama lip fern, Cheilanthes alabamensis, smooth lip fern - southeastern United States to northern Mexico and Jamaica
Cheilanthes lanosa, hairy lip fern, wooly lip fern - small North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly