Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of fern.

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Examples

  • Joseph Watts, charged with stealing nine ferns from a garden.

    PROPERTY VERSUS PERSON

  • They all seem like good travellers, linked by their enthusiasm and their shared interest in ferns, yet open to new experiences and sights.

    Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

  • They all seem like good travellers, linked by their enthusiasm and their shared interest in ferns, yet open to new experiences and sights.

    Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

  • Feathered stars, roses set in ferns, rayed trefoils, seaweed-like fronds full of little suns, they have all the same angles and are made hexagonally.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • Maidenhair, the most beautiful of the hardy ferns, is to be found in quantities in many of our woods, particularly those covering hillsides.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

  • Joseph Watts, charged with stealing nine ferns from a garden.

    Property versus Person

  • At stylish dinner-parties, an ornamented card, tastefully designed with flowers in water-colors, or a wreath of green ferns, is often laid upon each plate with the gentleman's or lady's name written upon it; and the host asks each gentleman to take the lady he designates down to dinner.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • Elless and his colleagues hope their ferns could be adapted to help purify water in these countries; the method is potentially very cheap, and the plants grow readily in warm, humid climates like those of south-east Asia.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • He is also an amateur pteridologist, which is to say he's interested in ferns.

    Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

  • He is also an amateur pteridologist, which is to say he's interested in ferns.

    Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

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