Christmas fern love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An eastern North American evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) having pinnate leaves and dense clusters of lance-shaped fronds.

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  • noun An evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) of eastern North America.

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  • noun North American evergreen fern having pinnate leaves and dense clusters of lance-shaped fronds

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[So called because the fronds remain green in winter and were formerly much used as Christmas decorations.]

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Christmas + fern

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