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Noun1.woodfern - any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteriswoodfern - any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Dryopteris, genus Dryopteris - large widespread genus of medium-sized terrestrial ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
Dryopteris fragrans, fragrant cliff fern, fragrant shield fern, fragrant wood fern - fern or northern Eurasia and North America having fragrant fronds
Dryopteris filix-mas, male fern - fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms
Dryopteris oreades, mountain male fern - a fern of the genus Dryopteris
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This book collects 10 stories written by Mary Gibson (pseudonym Winnie Woodfern), which were originally published in Boston aestory papersAE (weekly periodicals) and which feature characters of young women who defy cultural norms and gender expectations.
Gray: Goldie's woodfern. Reported as infrequent in ravine bottoms of preserve (Test 1930); C = 9.