grape fern

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grape fern a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases
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Usage

In literature:

Grape fern, 116; Fig.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Our grape-ferns or moonworts, on the other hand, covet more elbow-room.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Grape fruit pips will sprout in a bit of soil very quickly, and make a mass of attractive green often where ferns have failed to grow.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
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