from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A delicate rose-colored alga, Callithamnion gracillimum.


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  • She says a plant is fernleaf yarrow, I say it's tansy.

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  • The bluish-violet and yellow flowers of the last dwarf iris were fading but still colorful, and fernleaf peonies were in full bloom.

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  • Other outstanding aralias in the genus include P. balfouriana (dinner plate aralia), with its 2-inch scalloped leaves; P. guilfoylei ' 'Victoriae,' a smaller, creamy-margined plant, attractively lacy and colorful; and P. filicifolia (fernleaf aralia), which features pinnately divided leaves that resemble the fronds of some ferns.

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  • Close friend Brian and I were moved sufficiently on our journey to stop and acknowledge every memorial and to note the surprising number of crosses and upright slabs in the war cemeteries marked with a New Zealand fernleaf, with a dear lost one's name, date and rank below it. - Stuff

  • As its name implies, fernleaf beech has delicately cut foliage that add textural interest to the landscape.


  • A hilarious story about a one-legged chicken that tried to stand on a fencepost is recounted to the delight of his guests before the spring pea soup with fernleaf lavender is brought out and the eating commences.

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