from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various ferns of the genus Matteuccia, especially M. struthiopteris, of northern temperate regions, having long plumelike fronds.
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- noun tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
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