from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ferns belonging to the tribe Aspidieæ, containing the marsh-fern, sweet mountain-fern, male-fern, etc.


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  • Many of the oak-trees kept their brown leaves till the new ones came to replace them, honeysuckle trails and brambles continually put out verdant shoots, the lastrea ferns that grew near the brink of the water showed tall green fronds untouched by frost, and the moss was never more vivid.

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