tongue fern


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tongue fern east Asian fern having fronds shaped like tongues; sometimes placed in genus Cyclophorus
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In literature:

Hart's-tongue fern, thick with green, so green as to be thick with its colour, deep in the ditch under the shady hazel boughs.
"The Pageant of Summer" by Richard Jefferies
There is much of the common bracken fern and hart's-tongue.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
We discovered a stream in a wood with hart's-tongue fern growing along its banks.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 11, 1920" by Various
It was covered with moss, and in the shadow underneath it the hart's-tongue fern was growing.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Hart's-tongue, and lady-fern, and the whole family of osmundas.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
The ferns, too, were splendid, maiden-hair and ox-tongue being especially beautiful.
"Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia" by M. E. Hume-Griffith

In poetry:

Pax vobiscum – to a maid
The crosiered ferns among!
But hers was only the Saxon,
And his the Norman tongue;
And the Latin taught by the old friar
Made music for the young.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes