Female fern

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Female fern (Bot) a common species of fern with large decompound fronds (Asplenium Filixfæmina), growing in many countries; lady fern.
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Usage

In literature:

To see Mary forking fern, carrying furze-reek, or cutting peat was a revelation in female strength.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
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