dead-man's-hand love

dead-man's-hand

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the male fern, Nephrodium Filix-mas, and of some other ferns, from the fact that the young fronds before they begin to unroll resemble a closed fist.
  • n. The devil's-apron, Laminaria digitata. Also called dead-man's-toe.

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