rattlesnake fern

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rattlesnake fern American fern whose clustered sporangia resemble a snake's rattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rattlesnake fern (Bot) a common American fern (Botrychium Virginianum) having a triangular decompound frond and a long-stalked panicle of spore cases rising from the middle of the frond.
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Usage

In literature:

One of the constant companions of the rattlesnake fern.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
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