meadow fern

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Noun1.meadow fern - fern of northeastern North Americameadow fern - fern of northeastern North America  
Dryopteris thelypteris, marsh fern, Thelypteris palustris - fern having pinnatifid fronds and growing in wet places; cosmopolitan in north temperate regions
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The meadow ferns include the aptly, named Alabama grape fern.