fern family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fern family families of ferns and fern allies
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Usage

In literature:

In her lap, open, lay her huge family Bible; a spray of pressed maidenhair fern marked the place.
"Aladdin O'Brien" by Gouverneur Morris
A fine species for the fernery and one of the most decorative of the entire fern family.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Hart's-tongue, and lady-fern, and the whole family of osmundas.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
Everybody in the Fern family liked Archie.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Similar intermediate types, exemplified by extinct families, united the conifers and the ferns.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
The Japanese ginkgo, or maidenhair fern tree, is an old-fashioned conifer somewhat like those first examples of this family.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Certain families, as ferns and orchids, go well together; mints and figworts are allied.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
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In news:

Beverly Fern Stroud passed away surrounded by family on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Craig General Hospital, in Vinita, OK, at the age of 82.
Fern Bokamper pins a buttonier on her brother, Ronald Albright, during a family reunion luncheon at Olive Garden in San Jose Saturday, Nov 17, 2012.
This year's tree is a 50-foot blue spruce donated by the Beach family in Fern Creek.
Evelyn Fern Linscott Cooper, 87, passed away on Nov 28, 2012 at Community Hospice in Arlington surrounded by her loving family.
Fern 's family sincerely thanks the care givers at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Doctors Bushan, Ruggeri and Berkowitz.
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